Follow the story of Luke, whose diary entries give students a glimpse into the real world of a young smoker. Students learn there are many consequences of an addiction to cigarettes, including its effect on health, family, and friends, and an inability to quit. Luke and Danny spend a lot of time hanging out in front of the town convenience store smoking and talking. It seems that a lot of their old friends have moved on, doing things like sports or ballet. Luke also talks about his dad, who has a new wife and son he likes better. Suspended from school because he was caught smoking in the boys' room, Luke starts seeing the school counselor who recommends a smoking-cessation group. Luke convinces his friend Danny to come to the group with him. It becomes clear that Luke uses smoking as a way of coping with stressful situations. He is urged to make a note of what triggers those urges and pay attention to them. Members of the group suggest he use the online smoking-cessation support group as well. Students learn from Danny and Luke how addictive tobacco is, how the best plan is never to start and where to find help quitting. Awards: Bronze Award, Telly Awards.
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