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Teacher Lesson Return to "Stop the Smoke!"
Stop the Smoke!
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In “Stop the Smoke!,” Evelyn Gofman describes her disgust with cigarettes. She pleads with her father to quit, to no avail. But then the unthinkable happens—she ends up with a boyfriend who smokes.

Prompts for discussion and/or writing:

—Do you smoke, or does anyone in your family smoke? What is your attitude toward smoking?

—When Evelyn, an anti-smoker, starts dating Roman, a smoker, it’s like she’s going against all her standards and values. Did you ever date someone, or have a friendship with someone, whose behavior or values in a particular area were completely different from your own? What was the experience like?

—What facts about smoking did you learn from reading this article, that you didn’t know before?
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