Tobacco X-Files DVD
Grades: 7 - 12
Most drug addicts and alcoholics begin with cigarettes. Tobacco is the biggest killer—by far—of all drugs. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of tobacco-related illnesses, compared to 100,000 from alcohol abuse and 20,000 from illegal drugs. The Tobacco X-Files combines teen interviews with a series of gross-outs, including an interview with a woman who has a hole in her throat through which she receives treatments for cancer. Guaranteed to ruin your meal and ravage your sleep, this DVD uses a tried and true educational video technique: scare the hell out of them. More horrific than any slime-hurling, gut-busting TX aliens, this DVD shows the deadly effects of tobacco use and makes painfully clear the very uncool impact of long-term smoking. 28 minutes .