Explores the pros and cons of several smoking-related issues including; personal responsibility, corporate responsibility, second-hand smoke, and banning smoking. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Describes common argumentative techniques such as; slippery slope, scare tactics and using testimonials. Contains essay-writing exercises. Includes bibliographic notes, timeline, glossary, index, and places to go for further research. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening.