Deciding About Tobacco Recommended for grades 6,7,8

Although the legal age for using tobacco is 18, statistics show that about 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they are 18 years old. Research also shows if a person does not begin smoking before they are 18, he or she most likely will never start. This course is designed to educate young teens on the addictive quality of tobacco and the harmful effects on the body so that they are more likely to resist it.

Students will discuss the poisonous chemicals found in tobacco and will learn about the addictive nature of nicotine. The short and long-terms effects of tobacco on the body will be explored, with an emphasis on the respiratory and circulatory systems. In addition, marketing strategies used by tobacco companies will be revealed to students to increase their awareness of consumer traps. Students will discuss strategies to remain tobacco-free, despite pressure from peers and the media.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Physical effects of tobacco use
  • Addiction to tobacco
  • Influence of tobacco advertising
  • Second-hand smoke
  • Physical effects of smokeless tobacco
  • Making healthy choices

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to provide examples of some of the poisonous chemicals found in cigarettes
  • Students will be able to describe the harmful effects of tobacco on the skin, teeth, respiratory system and the circulatory system
  • Students will be able to analyze tobacco warning labels on cigarette packages and discuss their lack of effectiveness in providing health risks to consumers
  • Students will be able to critique advertisements for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to explain the influence they may have on young people
  • Students will be able to explain the dangers of second-hand smoke and smokeless tobacco
  • Students will be able to discuss ways to resist peer pressure to use tobacco

 

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Standard 6: Values physical health for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction

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ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Deciding About Tobacco Digital Instruction20m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
Adding Up the Cost 30m
Advocate! 45m
Smokeless Tobacco Questionnaire 60m
Who Wants to Kiss an Ashtray? 60m
"While You Watch" worksheet 15m
   
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Smoking 90m
Phew! It Stinks 15m
Reasons Not to Use Tobacco 15m
Seeing Through the Smoke 90m
What Influences Us 30m
What to Know About Inhalants 60m

Program Licensing includes access to the following resources for one year:

  • e-Learning classroom instruction
  • Student Assignments
  • Classroom Activities
  • Assessments

Project + Print Access

Individual Health World programs are $50. The course material will be in Project + Print Access, this allows educators to project and review the course material with the class and then provide students with printable assignments to complete. When purchasing Project + Print Access the fees associated are per school.

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Pricing: $50.00

TOPIC BUNDLE

If you would like to purchase this course along with related courses in the Substance Abuse category, you can purchase our Substance Abuse Bundle!

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