Lesson 4.3 – Commonly Used Drugs/Tobacco

Activity 1 – Tobacco Webquest

Directions:  Visit each website and answer the questions that follow.

TOBACCO BODY:        http://tobaccobody.fi/

Using a Venn Diagram compare and contrast female and male with the following information:

*Click on each body to find factors that are similar and factors that are different

*Place this information into a Venn diagram

What Is This?




  • Doesn’t affect weigh as much
  • Less sperm cells
  • Causes cancer
  • Causes more stress
  • Increase in acne
  • Brittle hair
  • Same mouth discolouration, tartar on teeth and cracks in teeth
  • Yellow nails
  • Wrinkles
  • Both risk for blood clots
  • Acne
  • Genitalia problems
  • Affects pregnancy
  • Gain weight
  • Get facial hair
  • Get arm hair

*Compare and contrast factors between nonsmokers and smokers




  • Increase risk for cancer
  • Bad breath
  • Heart problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Doesn’t reduce stress if you smoke
  • Introduces harmful chemicals

BIOPSY: _        http://www.oxygen.org.au/games/InteractiveBiopsy/default.asp

*You can use any of the instruments at the bottom of the page.  

*There are seven dots that will be biopsied and the questions can be answered from that   information.  

*Start at the head and work your way down.

BIOPSY Questions:

  1. Summarize the brain information 

Nicotine causes an addiction that start in you brain and is hard to get rid of. If your body gets rid of nicotine it will cause other problems because your mind thinks you need it.

  1. Identify the two main factors that smoking can do to the eyes.

Vision loss and cataracts

  1. The gums receive less blood   and oxygen and increases plaque on the teeth and gum.
  2. Through tumors genes are affected.

What gene does smoking affect?


What is the job of this gene?

Produce hormones

What chemical kills this gene?


Identify four cancers, according to this site, that is linked to smoking.

Lung, mouth, heart, throat

  1. What do chemicals in tobacco smoke do in the heart?

Clog vessels and increase heart rate

What does the “stickiness” allow?

Blockage in your vessels/ plaque buildup

  1. Chronic bronchitis affects the bronchi tubes__.  What does it create? Creates breathing problems

What can tobacco smoke trigger according to this site?

Lung deficiencies

What is the smoker’s risk of dying compared of a non-smoker?

5 times the change


SMOKING:                  http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking.html#

Smoking Questions:

  1. According to this website, people are still lighting up because of- its hard to stop once you start
  2. Stats show that _____9__ out of ______10____ tobacco users start before the age of ___18___.
  3. Smoking poisoning happens to the body  _in many different ways______.
  4. How many deaths is smoking responsible for in the United States?


  1. What are hookahs?
    Pipes for smoking tobacoo
  2. Why does research say hookahs aren’t any safer than cigarettes?

No filter and the gunk still builds up in the pipe and can be inhaled

  1. What kind of compound does e-cigarettes contain?


SECONDHAND SMOKE: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/secondhand_smoke.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle#

  1. What is secondhand smoke?   What is passive smoking?

Second hand smoke comes from the smoke that smokers exhale and the smoke floating from the end of the cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

Passive Smoking- accidental inhaling of cigarette smoke

SMOKELESS TOBACCO:                www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/hems/tobacco/tobacco_products.pdf 

Smokeless Tobacco Questions:

  1. Identify the two main types of smokeless tobacco in the united states

Chewing tobacco and snuff

  1. What is the difference between the two?

Chewing tobacco is consumed through the mouth and snuff is sucked up in your nose.

  1. How is the nicotine absorbed with smokeless tobacco?

Absorbed it you taste buds or in your mouth

  1. Define leukoplakia.

White patches formed in the mouth

  1. Does smokeless tobacco cause cancer?  If yes, what type, if no, why not.

Yes, same types of cancer smoking tobacco causes

PREGNANT AND SMOKING:        http://www.webmd.com/baby/smoking-during-pregnancy

Pregnant and Smoking Questions:

  1. Smoking during pregnancy affects you and your baby's health_before_development__during ____, _and after.__birth defects, and death___are likely _____your baby is born.
  2. Identify five facts on how the above affects the child.

Birth defects, asthma, allergies, low weight, miscarriage

  1. What can happen if a baby is exposed to secondhand smoke 

Consequences remain the same