Reflective Questions: Addiction and Carcinogenesis from Smoking

Directions: Answer the following questions and post your responses within your class’s online collaborative tool for all of your classmates to review.

Read the news articleSmoking Causes Gene Damage in Minutes featured on Discovery News. Then look at the Immediate Consequences of Cigarette Smoking: Rapid Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Diol Epoxides” peer-reviewed article in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

Answer these questions using your online collaborative tool:

  1. How do these experimental results connect acute dose with chronic effect?
  2. Do you think that a single cigarette could cause cancer? Why or why not?
  3. What are some of the differences between a news article about the results of a study written by a journalist and a journal article about the study written by the scientists who carried out the study?