Science Class

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. Video description: Open on a high school science classroom. Students are at their desks while the teacher lectures from the front about a science experienment. He takes a fluid sample from the creature in the experiment. Teacher: What are we looking at? Formaldehyde, chromium, nitrobenzene—this actually has over 7,000 chemicals. Don’t get me started on what they do to you. The teacher turns around to examine the sample. Behind his back, the creature starts to get loose. A student raises her hand and tries to get the teacher’s attention. Teacher: Prematurely wrinkled skin, stunted lung growth. Student: Mr. Essler? Teacher: Tooth loss, cancer. Student: Mr. Essler! Teacher: Hang on. The creature frees itself, stands up on the table, and shrieks. Teacher: Oh. The teacher backs away. The creature leaps off the table and the class erupts into mayhem—stools are pushed over, beakers fall to the ground and students jump onto their desks and scream. We cut to the hallway. Students are running out of the room. We cut back to the classroom. The teacher and a student get a closer look at the creature as it crawls into a pack of cigarettes. Male voiceover: If cigarettes looked as dangerous as they are, you’d run like hell. Find out the real cost of tobacco. Text is displayed: The Real Cost logo, Instagram.com/TheRealCost, FDA logo. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov.

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Any way you slice it, smoking is dangerous stuff. From the toxic mix of chemicals in every puff of cigarette smoke to the harm it causes your body, a closer look will leave you wanting to #RunLikeHell.

Find out why cigarettes are dangerous.

A closer look at cigarettes will leave you wanting to #RunLikeHell

> tobacco basics

Tooth Takedown

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The message of the game is that playing with cigarettes harms your teeth. Smoking can cause serious gum disease that makes you more likely to lose teeth. Go to the following link to find out what else can happen

> Brain Change

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Nicotine changes the way your brain works

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> Every Cigarette Takes 11 Minutes Off Your Life

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On average, every cigarette takes 11 minutes off your life

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> Effects

> Wrinkles and Grayish Skin

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Smoking can cause wrinkles and grayish skin

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> Smoking Can Make Stress Even Worse

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Smoking can make stress even worse

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> Hydrogen cyanide

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HYDROGEN CYANIDE: Found in insecticide and cigarette smoke 

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> Taking Control

> #7000Chemicals

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Cigarette smoke is a toxic mix of over #7000chemicals

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> Nicotine is highly addictive

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Nicotine is highly addictive

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question 1

QUIZ: If you smoke cigarettes, your lungs may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity

What’s one reason smoking is so bad for your lungs?

Right.

If you are under 20, your lungs are still growing. If you smoke, they may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity.

Wrong.

If you are under 20, your lungs are still growing. If you smoke, they may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity.

What’s one reason smoking is so bad for your lungs?
Response Correct: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Right.</span><br><br> If you are under 20, your lungs are still growing. If you smoke, they may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity.</p>
Response Incorrect: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Wrong.</span><br><br> If you are under 20, your lungs are still growing. If you smoke, they may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity.</p>
Target Option: 
A

QUIZ: More than 1,300 people in the U.S. die every day from smoking-related causes

How many people in the U.S. die each day because of smoking?

Right.

Every day, more than 1,300 people in the U.S. die from smoking-related causes.

Wrong.

Every day, more than 1,300 people in the U.S. die from smoking-related causes.

<p>How many people in the U.S. die each day because of smoking?</p>
Response Correct: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Right.</span><br><br>Every day, more than 1,300 people in the U.S. die from smoking-related causes.</p>
Response Incorrect: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Wrong.</span><br><br>Every day, more than 1,300 people in the U.S. die from smoking-related causes.</p>
Target Option: 
C

QUIZ: 3 out of 4 teen cigarette smokers - who think they will quit - keep smoking into adulthood

How many teen smokers—who think they will quit—keep smoking into adulthood?

Right.

Research shows that 3 out of 4 teen smokers who think they will quit smoking in a few years—don’t.

Wrong.

Research shows that 3 out of 4 teen smokers who think they will quit smoking in a few years—don’t.

<p>How many teen smokers—who think they will quit—keep smoking into adulthood?</p>
Response Correct: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Right.</span><br><br>Research shows that 3 out of 4 teen smokers who think they will quit smoking in a few years—don’t.</p>
Response Incorrect: 
<p><span class="response_answer">Wrong.</span><br><br>Research shows that 3 out of 4 teen smokers who think they will quit smoking in a few years—don’t.</p>
Target Option: 
C

Congrats - Quiz

CONGRATS!

You've completed all the quiz questions.

How'd you do? If you're trying to make up your mind about tobacco, it's good to know the facts.

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What Counts As Tobacco?

There's no safe tobacco, but what counts as tobacco? (slideshow featuring types of tobacco including Dip, Cigarette, Roll-Your-Own, and Hookah (Waterpipe)
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> Dangerous Chemicals In All Tobacco Products

All tobacco products contain dangerous chemicals. Not just cigarettes
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Dance

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view this information. Video description: A tiny bully is bullying a teenager while he’s taking pictures with his date at prom. Bully: Hey, handsome. Remember me? Cheeeese! You and me, outside, right now. Let’s hit it! Bully drags teen away from his prom date. Cut to later: teen and his date are dancing. Bully: Hey, Romeo! Time to cha cha cha outside, champ. Let’s go! Move it! Come on, twinkle toes. Don’t forget who your real date is. Bully pushes teen off the dance floor. Male voiceover: Cigarettes are bullies. Don’t let tobacco control you. Text is displayed: The Real Cost logo, #CigarettesAreBullies, FDA logo. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov.

Cigarettes are a lot like bullies. They can boss you around, take you away from the fun, and even ruin your big night. Smoke just a few and they could start telling you what to do.

Learn more about smoking and nicotine addiction.

Why let cigarettes ruin your big night?

#7000Chemicals

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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Brain Change

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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Dangerous Chemicals In All Tobacco Products

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Harmful and potentially harmful constituents in tobacco products and tobacco smoke: established list. Silver Spring, MD: Federal Register; 2012. 77(64). http://www.fda.gov/downloads/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryIInformation/UCM297981.pdf. Accessed August 18, 2014.

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 1988. 

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease. The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease (Executive Summary). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010. 

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014. 

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Every Cigarette Takes 11 Minutes Off Your Life

  • Shaw M, Mitchell R, Dorling D. Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes. British Medical Journal. 2005; 320(7226):53. 

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Hydrogen cyanide

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological Profile for Cyanide (Update). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; 2006.

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Secondhand Smoke: What It Means To You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2006.

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Nicotine is highly addictive

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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QUIZ: 3 out of 4 teen cigarette smokers - who think they will quit - keep smoking into adulthood

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults (Fact Sheet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012.

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QUIZ: If you smoke cigarettes, your lungs may never reach their potential size or perform at full capacity

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults. We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012.

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QUIZ: More than 1,300 people in the U.S. die every day from smoking-related causes

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014. 

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Smoking Can Make Stress Even Worse

  • Parrott A. Does cigarette smoking cause stress? The American Psychologist. 1999; 54(10):817-820.

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What Counts As Tobacco?

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Harmful and potentially harmful constituents in tobacco products and tobacco smoke: established list. Silver Spring, MD: Federal Register; 2012. 77(64). http://www.fda.gov/downloads/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryIInformation/UCM297981.pdf. Accessed August 18, 2014.

    0031, 0281, 0282
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 1988. 

    0031
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease. The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease (Executive Summary). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010. 

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014. 

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Wrinkles and Grayish Skin

  • Just M, Ribera M, Monsó E, Lorenzo JC, Ferrándiz C. Effect of smoking on skin elastic fibres: morphometric and immunohistochemical analysis. British Journal of Dermatology. 2007;156(1):85-91. 

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  • Ortiz A, Grando SA. Smoking and the skin. International Journal of Dermatology. 2012; 51:250–262.

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  • Urbánska M, Ratajczak L, Witkowska-Nagiewicz. Analysis of knowledge about tobacco smoking influence on skin condition. Przeglad Lekarski. 2012; 69(10):1055-1059.

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