Epidemiology and Public Health Policy: Using the Smoking Ban in New York City Bars as a Case Study
Subject areas: Social studies, health education, environmental science, English
Grade level: 11th-12th
Level of difficulty: Medium
Prerequisites: Ability to analyze scientific literature and other primary and secondary sources; persuasive writing skills
Summary: Students review a series of documents related to the decision of New York City to ban smoking from bars. Based on those documents and other sources that they may find on the Worldwide Web or elsewhere, they prepare an argument for or against the policy and use that argument in a debate with fellow students.
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