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Alouette Library Learning Commons: Grade 6/7 Assignments

Teen Vaping On the Rise

Going Deeper

1. Find updated casualty numbers for vaping-related illnesses on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at

2. View the results of the 2016 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey at https:// (scroll down to ‘Provincial data on youth e-cigarette use’ to view factsheets by province).

3. Watch a video interview with Simah Herman at [8:24]. Simah became an anti-vaping advocate after surviving a severe lung illness that caused her to be placed in a medically induced coma.

4. Watch 'Is Vaping Safe – A Doctor Talks e-Cigarettes and Lung Disease' at [2:58].

Your Turn

Create a Powerpoint slide using Office 365 on one of the Going Deeper links above.  You can also use any of the information you read about in the article or any of the questions in the Just Talk About It section at the end of the article.  I will post the questions here so you don't have to go back to the article.  (Aren't I nice?)

1. What are the benefits of e-cigarettes? What are the drawbacks? As you see it, is the availability of e-cigarettes more of a benefit or more of a drawback? Explain.

2. What reasons can you suggest to explain why teen vaping rates are rising? Explain.

3. If you were the premier of a Canadian province, what regulations (if any) would you place on the e-cigarette industry? Who could buy e-cigarettes? What could be in them? Where could they be used? How could they be advertised? How would you justify your regulations? (If you would keep the industry unregulated as is currently the case, please explain this decision.) 

4.  What laws or regulations has the province of British Columbia just passed on the sale of and laws around vaping products?

Mrs. Rupert's Social Studies

Click on the above link to view various Canadian World War Two propaganda posters.

1.  Open a new window, log in to Office 365 using the link at the bottom of the Library Home page.

2.  Open a Word Document.  Put your name at the top.

3.  Copy and paste a poster into your Word Document.

4.  Beneath the image, answer the following questions.

  • What do you see in the poster?
  • What message is the Canadian government trying to convey?
  • Why do you think the government chose those images?


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