Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Drug and Alcohol Unit- Tobacco

First, take the "quiz":

Go to the Health Moodle Page http://rivervalley.mrooms2.net/course/view.php?id=32 and look for Alcohol/Drug Unit Powerpoint-Tobacco for the correct answers (very bottom).

True or False? Cyanide (chemicals used to make numerous products like plastics, also used in pesticides), Formaldehyde (a colorless, flammable chemical, used in building materials and to produce many household products) and Arsenic (poison in pesticides, herbicides, insecticides) are ingredients in most cigarettes.

Now complete this chart (using resources below the chart to answer your questions): 
What is in a cigarette?
Where else is this chemical found?
Carbon monoxide

Look at the powerpoint and http://www.mydr.com.au/addictions/animation-effects-of-smoking# or http://www.thetruth.com/facts/?fact=3 for information to help answer the following questions:

List five common physical effects of smoking.

List three diseases of the respiratory and three diseases of the circulatory system that are results of smoking.

List 9 risks associated with smoking while pregnant.

True or False? Smokeless tobacco is much safer than smoking cigarettes.

True or False? Nicotine is more addictive than heroin or cocaine.

(Use the infographics below to answer the following questions:)

______ out of every _______ people in the world smoke. _____ million people in the world die every year from cigarette smoking.

Tobacco is responsible for approximately ____ in _____ deaths in the United States every year, more than ________, ________, ________, ________, _________ and ________ combined.

The average life expectancy for a U.S. adult is _____. The average life expectancy for a U.S. smoker is ______.

If someone wanted to quit smoking, where could you direct him or her for help?

Click the link below for a MUCH larger view of the infographic:

Extra Credit:
If you smoked one pack a day, how much would you spend in a week, a month, a year?
What could you buy with the money spent on a year's worth of cigarettes?

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