Should 8th graders who smoke be held to the same standard as adults when it comes to laws and regulations on tobacco use?
What is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.?
The Impact of Tobacco on Your Health
Tobacco causes many diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and more. Smoking is responsible for an estimated 480,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Quitting smoking can lower your risk for all tobacco-related diseases, even if you've smoked for years.
Tobacco Use: The act of smoking, chewing, or sniffing tobacco products. Secondhand Smoke: Smoke created by someone else that is inhaled by those around them. Nicotine: A stimulant drug found in tobacco that has addictive properties.
Did you know?
Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that can cause cancer. Tobacco is the only legal consumer product that kills up to half of its regular users when used exactly as intended. The average age of initiation of smoking is 13 years old.
What are the health risks associated with tobacco use?
What strategies can you use to help someone who is addicted to tobacco?
Do you think the use of tobacco is ever acceptable?
What do you think is the best way to discourage people from using tobacco?
Question: How can we reduce the use of tobacco among 8th grade students? Clues: • Think about the factors that might influence tobacco use among 8th grade students. • Research what methods have been used to reduce tobacco use in other communities. • Come up with a plan that is specific to 8th grade students. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Develop a plan to reduce tobacco use among 8th grade students and share it with your partner. B. Design an informational poster to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use among 8th grade students.
What is the active ingredient in tobacco that causes addiction?
- Carbon Monoxide
What is the most common way to consume tobacco?
- Smoking cigarettes
- Chewing tobacco
- Using a hookah
Which of the following diseases is linked to smoking?
- Lung cancer
- Heart disease
What type of smoke from cigarettes or cigars can cause harm to non-smokers nearby?
- Secondhand smoke
- Thirdhand smoke
- Fourthhand smoke
Which country produces the most tobacco in the world?
Work together in pairs: What are three health risks associated with using tobacco products?