Secrets They Keep Poster

A colorful, thought-provoking infographic identifies 12 harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It provides a sober warning for smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into 12 groups, assign each a different chemical to research in greater depth, and have them develop a presentation of their findings that includes a comparison of the tobacco industry claims and those of scientists
  • Enlarge, color copy, and post the infographic in the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes class members are aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke

  • Includes information about how the chemicals affect the body
  • Provides the web addresses for sites that offer more information

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