A pulmonologist is about to give a presentation to a community about the impacts of tobacco agriculture
and production to the farmers and producers. He plans to inform them that tobacco farmers and makers,
although they are nonsmokers, have an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses due
to their exposure to tobacco leaves.
As he gathers information about his audience, he discovers that 40 percent of his future listeners rely on
tobacco farming and manufacturing for their main source of income. What should he do? Justify your
Drop the information about the impact of tobacco to their health to avoid offending the
Mention the issue but downplay it and recommend that listeners do research and decide for
Keep the information and emphasize studies about the harm caused by exposure to tobacco
leaves and recommend a solution for the problem.
A. Drop the information about the impact of tobacco to their health to avoid offending the listeners.