Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths. In 2015, about 15 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (15.1%) currently* smoked cigarettes. This means an estimated 36.5 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes.  More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease.  By Gender2

Men were more likely to be current cigarette smokers than women.  Nearly 17 of every 100 adult men (16.7%)  More than 13 of every 100 adult women (13.6%)  Current cigarette smoking was higher among persons aged 18–24 years, 25–44 years, and 45–64 years than among those aged 65 years and older.

However, these startling statistics have not stopped many teenagers from picking up this deadly habit.  A Stanford University studies finds that teenagers who are exposed to anti-smoking curriculum are likely to cut back on smoking.  This Project Based Learning Activity will engage the student in an Anti-Smoking Campaign.  Your goal is to convince the entire IMS family (students, staff, administrators and parents) to never use tobacco or to quit using tobacco, if they currently do.  The mission is for every member of the IMS family to make a conscience decision to not smoke or use tobacco products.  You want a TOBACCO FREE…IMS FAMILY!  Smoking is a deadly choice and the goal of this Project is to help the student along with the rest of the IMS Family to choose not to smoke and in turn “Choose Life.” 

                                             SMOKING IS A MATTER OF…