Chemicals in Smoking Tobacco: Carbon Monoxide, Tar & Nicotine


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This is a clear, odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that is produced from burning tobacco.

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1. When you breathe in carbon monoxide, hemoglobin binds to it rather than this molecule.

2. This toxic residue coats and paralyzes the cilia of the lungs.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of chemicals in tobacco smoke. To pass the quiz you must be familiar with the characteristics of various chemicals found in tobacco.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the definitions of chemicals found in tobacco, including:

  • Tar
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Nicotine

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the chemicals found in tobacco smoke
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as carbon monoxide and nicotine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of tobacco smoke on the body

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson entitled 'Chemicals in Smoking Tobacco: Carbon Monoxide, Tar & Nicotine.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify and define the key chemicals found in tobacco smoke
  • Learn the purpose of a filter on cigarettes
  • Understand the effect of the chemicals in tobacco smoke on the body