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Tobacco: Behind the Smoke

Have you ever wondered about how the chemicals in tobacco smoke are formed, and how these chemicals impact human health? By watching this animation series, you will learn about:

  • How tobacco plants, like all plants, are composed of chemicals;
  • What happens when tobacco burns, including how toxic chemicals are formed; and,
  • The negative effects these toxic chemicals can have on human health.

You can choose to watch all three animations, or select an animation of interest by selecting a tab below. While watching the animations, you can click on underlined words and the "True or False?" and "Did you know?" boxes for additional information.

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