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Where There's Smoke: The Effects of Smoking on the Human Body

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In this lesson, students conduct an experiment that demonstrates what goes into a person's lungs with each puff of a cigarette. Then, students will view an interactive Web animation that gives a 360-degree view of the organs in the human body and an explanation of how tobacco use affects each organ.

Relevant Standards
This activity fulfills science and health education standards.


Students will:

  • Simulate/describe/estimate the impact of smoking on the lungs
  • Identify the functions of major organs of the human body
  • Identify the specific ways tobacco use affects these major organs
  • Develop a persuasive presentation designed to discourage their peers from using tobacco

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