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Tobacco Abuse Theme Page

Below are other CLN "Theme Pages" which complement this Theme Page. While there may be some duplication of resources, the links that appear on the Quit Smoking Theme Page focus entirely on helping people to stop smoking while this Tobacco Abuse page is more general in nature. Theme pages have links to both curricular resources that will help students to understand the topic and links to instructional materials for teachers.

Quit Smoking Theme Page

Respiratory System
This CLN Theme Page has links to curricular resources that will help student to better understand the human respiratory system. There are also links to instructional materials for teachers.

Substance Abuse Theme Page

General Tobacco Abuse Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Tobacco Abuse. Please read our disclaimer.

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
A meta-list with "Everything for Everybody Concerned About Smoking And Protecting the Rights of Nonsmokers". Check out the "Kids and Teens" button for links to sites designed for youth. Also, this site provides links to the most recent news articles and documents concerned with smoking issues.

AIRSPACE - Action on Smoking and Health
A British Columbia grassroots volunteer organization which is a non-profit health advocacy group. Their overall goal is to change public health policy to protect health interests. Some of the laws they would like to change include: require all indoor public places to be smoke-free; prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors; prohibit all forms of tobacco promotion; hold the tobacco industry accountable for the disease and death caused by their product. This site has many links to other resources in B.C. and Canada.

[The] BADvertising Institute
Check out their 'Teaching Aids" section for suggested learning activities. The site also has a tobacco fact sheet, slides and posters.

Canadian Council for Tobacco Control
A non-profit organization which ensures "concerted action against tobacco use, Canada's leading preventable cause of death and disease." This site has links to a vast amount of information and networking services related to tobacco use prevention.

Clearing the Smoke about Cigarettes
In this lesson plan, grade 6-12 students use a NY Times article as a starting point to "explore the many causes and effects of cigarette smoking in order to create anti-smoking campaigns geared towards other students."

Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Development
This activity frm the Biology Project involves high school students in the collection and analysis of scientific data. They learn the steps of a scientific experiment, how to use morphometry to collect three-dimensional data, and how to interpret the data. Background tutorials on toxicology are available.

A metalist of links to web sites that deal with nicotine and smoking. Links are categorized as: Prevention, Cessation, Policy, Kids, ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke), Cigar Smoke, Pipe Smoke, Chew, Tobacco News, and Tobacco Research.

(The) Real Scoop on Tobacco
Students can become experts about tobacco use and issues surrounding its use after completing this WebQuest activity. In the process of helping a fictitious peer quit smoking, students create an ad or poster to visually convey their message, write a letter to a tobacco company and an editorial for the local paper, and create a memorable message using a music video, skit, or TV commercial.

Smoking From All Sides
A meta-list of links where the author has tried to provide links to all perspectives about smoking. This home page is divided into some of the following categories: Health Aspects, Statistics, Tobacco News, Anti-Smoking Groups, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco History, Pro-Smoking Documents, and more.

[The] Smoking Handbook
Written by and for middle school kids, the information contained on these pages describes the hazards of smoking, dangerous second hand smoke, why people smoke and methods of quitting.

Smoking Quiz
Two on-line quizzes, each containing 10 questions, that teach you facts about the effects of tobacco use as well as the hazards of second-hand smoke.

This Link Is Not Hazardous To Your Health!
The Canadian Senator, Colin Kenny, a member of the Senate committee which conducted hearings on the 1997 Tobacco Act, has created this page of resources. Included in these resources are: a summary of "The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act", articles discussing the impact of smoking in Canada, and links to other smoking and health sites.

TIPS - Tobacco Information & Prevention Sourcepage
A very comprehensive site for information and resources about the effects of smoking tobacco products. It includes: Educational Materials; Research, Data and Reports; How To Quit and much more.

Tobacco Use in B.C. 1997
Survey results of 18 000 residents in B.C and the Yukon conducted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The survey tries to determine the prevalence of tobacco use and socio-demographic characteristics of those who use tobacco. Several secondary objectives include measuring exposure to secondhand smoke, identifying reasons for using or not using tobacco, and determining attitudes towards tobacco.

TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional content are also possible.

This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "smoking" will produce a number of hits. Other search terms that can be tried include "tobacco", "drug', "substance", and "abuse". Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.

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