Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 13: Tobacco

Student Web Activities - Lesson 2 - Say No to Second-Hand Smoke

Say No to Secondhand Smoke


Smoking is harmful to your health, but what you may not realize is that breathing the smoke that others exhale can also damage your body. This smoke is known as "secondhand smoke," and you will learn more about it and why it is so dangerous on the Web site below.

Link to explore : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:


  • Start at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Web site.
  • Read through the page on secondhand smoke.
  • Take notes as you read. When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a poster that lists ten things you think other teens should know about secondhand smoke.

How many of the 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes are known to cause cancer in humans or animals?
What is secondhand smoke?
How many deaths occur each year as a result of lung cancer caused by exposure to secondhand smoke?
What kinds of physical problems can secondhand smoke cause in children?
Who is primarily responsible for children’s exposure to secondhand smoke?
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