Smoking True or false True False Tar is a black and sticky T substance Low tar cigarettes are not T dangerous Smoking is not addictive F Smoking destroys the air T sacs in the lung Nicotine affects the brain T Smokers take more sick T days off work In the UK about 250 F 450 children start smoking every day Cigarette smoke causes T unpleasant odours Smoking can give you T wrinkles Smoking does not cause F yellow fingers or teeth. Tar in tobacco can cause T many forms of cancer Smoking causes 120,000 T deaths per year in the UK Passive smoking does not F cause cancer People do not die from F passive smoking The Government earns F 1915 $500 million on tax from tobacco products One person dies every week F every day (lung cancer) from passive smoking Smoking is an attractive F quality Insurance premiums for non T smokers are lower Carbon monoxide is not F dangerous Smoking can make you T dizzy Heavy smokers may have T the oxygen carrying capacity of their blood reduced by 15% Tobaaco smoking accounts T for 20%of all heart disease deaths Smoking by the mother is T responsible for 25% of all cot deaths You can begin smoking at F the age of 16 Questions: 1. How much do a pack of cigarettes cost? 2. Work out how much a smoker of 1 pack per day spends in one year? 3. Work out how many cigarettes they smoke in one week, one month, 6 months and one year 4. Now can you work this out over a 20 year time frame 5. What could you do with all this extra money???? Present your findings in a poster Scenarios In groups of 4 1. George is a secret smoker. His best friend is an asthmatic who catches him smoking behind the bike sheds and tries to get him to give up. George does not want to give up, as he thinks he is cool! What happens??? 2. Lucy is the non smoker of the group and is being pressured by the others to try a cigarette for the first time. She does not want one but is afraid of loosing all her friends. What happens next? 3. Cathy’s mum and Dad both smoke. She is worried that they will die of lung cancer. Her parents have been smoking for 10 years and have tried to give up before. What happens now? 4. Jon’s sister is expecting a baby and is a smoker. Jon wants her to give up but Jessie does not understand why she should. She feels smoking calms her down when she is looking after the other children. What happens now?