Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Adoring the Devil's Breath)
In Chapter 1: Adoring the Devil's Breath, one of the first historical ironies of tobacco is that the original varieties of leaf created a harsh smoke that was bitter to inhale, which meant that most smokers would not inhale as a matter of practice. This condition, although still hazardous to the mouth, was far 'healthier' than taking the smoke down to the lungs where the body could absorb it much quicker. This lesson will discuss this irony.
Class Discussion: Describe the original tobacco.
Small Group Activity: How is this tobacco different from today's? How is this ironic?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts on the irony of the tobacco centuries ago and today. Why is inhaling more dangerous?
Homework: Predict the tobacco industry's history, if a lighter, milder leaf had not been discovered.
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1: Adoring the Devil's Breath)
In Chapter 1: Adoring the Devil's Breath, in another irony, the American...
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