Substance Use & Abuse
Grade 4

- identify the major harmful substances found in tobacco and explain the term addiction
- describe the short- and long-term effects of first- and second-hand smoke, and identify the advantages of being smoke-free

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

This activity is based on the Smoking section of "It's My Life".
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/smoking/index.html
 

Go to the Health Hazards section and answer the following questions;

1. List 4 of the serious and/or fatal diseases caused by smoking.

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2. List 6 of the other effects that smoking can have on your health.

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3. What is nicotine and what does it do?

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4. What's another term for second hand smoke?

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5. List 4 facts about second hand smoke.

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6. Go to the What's in a Cigarette section and complete the following chart.

                     Chemicals (in addition to nicotine) Found in Cigarettes

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7. Go to the Peer Pressure section and answer the following question;

Which two "tactics" for turning down someone who offers you a cigarette do you think you would likely use?

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8. Try the "Bonko's Body Quiz" and record your score here -  ______________

Try the quiz again and see if you can improve your score.