- US Health Report: E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Young People - Text + Audio + Video - 10 December 2016
"America’s top health official says electronic cigarettes can cause health problems for young people.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said nicotine is a highly addictive chemical, one that can harm brain development in teenagers and young adults."
- WHO (World Health Organization): Smoking Costs More Than You Think - Text + Audio - 1 June 2015
"The WHO says one person dies from a tobacco-related disease about every six seconds.
On May 31 - World No Tobacco Day - smokers are asked to stop for at least 24 hours. But the cost of smoking extends beyond individuals.
The WHO says the illegal tobacco trade robs countries of valuable revenue."
- Is Secondhand Smoke Child Abuse? - Text + Audio + Quiz - 5 April 2015
"Should people be allowed to smoke in their homes even if children live there?
Or is smoking around children a type of child abuse?
Secondhand smoke and kids is one of the latest issues in the great smoking debate.
Read on to learn about smoking trends and illnesses caused by secondhand smoke."
- Health Effects from Smoking are Deadly - Text + Audio
"A report earlier this year(2014) from the United States Surgeon General finds that smoking tobacco is even deadlier than had been known."
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS / ROLE-PLAY :
Argue!: A Young Writers' Workshop - UPDATED
"This is actually 6 hours of lessons combined into one workshop.
The workshop is divided into three sections: Building an Argument,
Weighing an Argument, and Refuting an Argument.
Students learn to express themselves clearly and logically while examining
topics such as smoking in public places, free university, and using
public transportation... Dictionaries are mandatory for this lesson."