Tant steps in increasing the years of healthy life

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tant steps in increasing the years of healthy life among people in the United States. Your health as an individual, as well as the health of your family and community, are related to this national health objective. Become involved in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, and encourage others to practice healthful behaviors, too. You can start a tobacco prevention program at school or join a youth group campaigning for stricter government control of tobacco and its availability. Applying Health Skills Advocacy. You can help others make the decision to stay tobacco free. Using the goals of Healthy People 2010, create a pamphlet that will educate people about the harmful effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Relate the nation’s health goals and objectives for reducing tobacco-related illnesses in your pamphlet. Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. Define mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke. Explain what they have in common. 2. Explain how tobacco settlement money helps disease prevention and health promotion. 3. What strategies can you use to limit the amount of ETS you breathe? Thinking Critically 4. Evaluating. Analyze the influence of laws on the health-related issue of teen tobacco use, and explain how this issue is related to disease prevention. 5. Analyzing. Analyze the harmful effects of certain substances and environmental hazards, such as environmental tobacco smoke, on fetuses, infants, and young children. W E B S I T E Instead of a pamphlet, create a Web site advocating a tobacco-free lifestyle and a smoke-free environment. See health.glencoe.com for help in planning and building your Web site. Lesson 3 Promoting a Smoke-Free Environment 555 These teens are asking the storeowner to remove a tobacco ad because their state prohibits such ads from appearing within 1,000 feet of a school. What other actions can teens take to promote health in their communities? health.glencoe.com HS_HEALTH_U07_C21_L3 12/8/03 1:05 PM Page 555
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H E A L T H C U L T U R E & C O M M U N I T Y Recently “Not for Sale” commercials began air- ing on MTV and Nickelodeon. Over the last decade, the audience meant to benefit from that message has been growing. Every day, 6,000 teen-agers try smoking for the first time and 1,200 Americans die from tobacco- related disease. Studies show that nearly 80 per- cent of regular smokers light up their first ciga- rette by their 18th birthday. Andy Berndt doesn’t think that lectures about health risks that can occur years down the road will convince teens to stop smoking. “No adult can make kids understand the issues like another kid,” he says. “If we educate other kids about all the ways the tobacco industry is trying to deceive them, we’ll win the war.” “D o you want to be deceived?” yells the speaker at the podium, 17-year-old Andy Berndt. “No!” roar the more than 700 teenage antismoking activists who have packed New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. The shout seems loud enough to be heard all the way across the Hudson River—at Philip Morris’s Manhattan headquarters. That’s where this
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