When making a decision, you have to think about the risks and consequences before you act. For example, if you think about cheating on a test because you didn't study, what are some of the possible consequences or risks involved?
You could get caught. You could fail or get detention. Your parents might even ground you.
You're hanging out with one of your friends after soccer practice waiting for your parents to pick you up. Your friend's older brother comes to meet you. He offers each of you a cigarette.
Using what you've learned about tobacco, what are some of the risks or consequences with taking the cigarette and smoking it? Type your answers below.
Why aren't the risks worth it?
Take a look at the "Look what tobacco will do" poster. Click on the poster to view an enlarged version.
1) What do you think of the images of the diseased lung and gums?
2) Why do you think it is important to take care of your heart?
If you have never tried tobacco products, would these images keep you from using tobacco in the future?
If you do use tobacco products, would these images make you want to quit?
What have you learned that would affect your decision not to use tobacco?
Remember, you need to be in the know about the risks and consequences to make the right decisions.