The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use


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What is the term for smoking bans that have been put in place around the U.S., namely affecting restaurants, certain public places, and work places?

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1. Tobacco companies have tried at every step of the way to stop anti-smoking legislation through aggressive _____ efforts, or efforts to influence the decisions made by those in power, usually political figures.

2. Which demographic is social media most likely to affect in terms of social pressure to smoke?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students who want to check their understanding of the social and political issues of tobacco can use this quiz/worksheet. They will ask questions on the vocabulary terms and laws surrounding tobacco use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will ask questions about the following terms and laws:

  • Secondhand smoke
  • Lobbying
  • Smoke-free laws
  • Policies on cigarette sales

Skills Practiced

Students who use this quiz/worksheet duo will be practicing these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and draw critical information from the accompanying lesson on tobacco and its social and political issues
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define key terms including secondhand smoke and lobbying
  • Information recall - access knowledge about the laws of smoking

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, check out the accompanying lesson on Tobacco: Social and Political Issues. Students will be able to achieve these goals:

  • Define smoke-free laws
  • Understand the politics and laws behind smoking and smoking bans
  • Learn the social issues of tobacco use
  • Define secondhand smoke