Leader of the Pack

DVD, 2003, HRM, CC, 16 minutes, Grades 2-6

This animated video helps young viewers recognize the dangers of tobacco use through the power of storytelling. Viewers will instantly connect with Henry as he meets up with Smokey, an animated cigarette who wants Henry to join a secret club known as The Pack. Smokey lures Henry into a special amusement park with rides like The Tar Pits, The Amazing Aging Machine and an exhibit called The Girl Who Could not Stop Smoking. Before long, Henry realizes he has been fooled, Smokeys club is not cool! Henry learns the many hazards of cigarette smoking such as the physical damage to the body, the persuasive power of advertising and the dangerous grip of addiction. Included with program is a teachers resource book, student activities, fact sheets and more.

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