Health Effects Pie Chart

Lung cancer isn't the only long-term risk of smoking cigarettes. Middle and high schoolers learn about the connections between smoking and heart disease, stroke, and other diagnoses with a pie chart that details the numbers of smoking-related deaths in the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the image into the board; have class members write a journal entry about which statistic surprises them the most
  • Prompt groups to choose one ailment on which to focus additional research
  • Encourage individuals to look into diseases caused by secondhand smoke, and to report on whether the number includes those patients or would be higher
Classroom Considerations

  • Data is from 2017, and may need to be updated
  • Best used as an electronic resource

  • Provides an abundance of information in one chart

  • None