Smoking: Long-Term Consequences


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Substance X is brown black and sticky. It is formed by a condensation process and is known to be carcinogenic.

Identify substance X.

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1. Mya has been a smoker for almost three years. When she went to the doctor, he told her that she was at risk of developing a myocardial infarction, which is also known as _____.

2. Paula called her doctor to take cognizance of the main findings of her medical report. Her doctor informed her that she is under a condition known as atherosclerosis. Why might Paula's doctor warn her about the dangers of atherosclerosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of long-term effects of smoking. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the most common cause of smoking deaths as well as identifying the condition related to the destruction of the lungs' air sacs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Most common cause of death from smoking
  • Myocardial infarction defined
  • Cause of coronary heart disease
  • Leading cause of lung cancer
  • Disease related to the destruction of the lungs' air sacs

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 long-term effects of smoking
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the destruction of the lungs' air sacs as it relates to long-term effects of smoking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the leading cause of lung cancer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about diseases related to smoking, review the accompanying lesson called Smoking: Long-Term Consequences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the chemicals in tobacco smoke and explain how they form the substance known as 'cigarette tar'
  • Define 'carcinogen' and relate how carcinogens are related to long-term effects of smoking
  • Tell four long-term consequences of smoking
  • Understand the dangers of smoking