remains one of the main killers in the UK today.
It is also very expensive, highly addictive and even
gives young people bad breath! Despite all of
this, some school pupils continue to smoke.
Smoking Quiz 1
Newsround is an excellent source of health info.
Click on the logo to open up the Newsround Smoking Quiz
in a new window. How many questions can you answer
correctly? When you finish, return to this page
and complete Task 2 below.
Smoking Quiz 2
go on to tackle the more difficult smoking quiz on the
BBC News website. This will open in a new window
when you click the logo on the right.
Complete the activities below in your exercise book:
Read the paragraph at the top of this section and
suggest reasons why some pupils choose to smoke
when it appears to be a remarkably stupid thing to
strong advice do almost all adult smokers give to
young people who may be tempted to smoke?
Suggest reasons why they give this advice.
Look at the picture. It shows a cigarette in
an ashtray along with two dice. Can you
suggest what point the picture is trying to make.
Your class will watch a number of short anti-smoking
videos on the whiteboard. You will watch them all
We will then
go back and watch each of them again. As you do so,
give each a mark out of 10 on how effective you think it
would be in persuading people to stop smoking or not to
start smoking in the first place.
Along with each mark write a sentence explaining why you
gave it that score.
Next team up with a classmate to discuss your results
and see if you can agree on the scores to give each
video. (If you can't agree, stick with your own
score.) Which did you give the highest
The videos you will watch are:
Second Hand Smoke
Children Copy Adults