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deciding about Tobacco

Substance abuse

grades 6-8

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.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School

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

Standards

met

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

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

DECIDING ABOUT TOBACCO - 20 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

 

Adding Up the Cost - 30m

Advocate! - 45m

Smokeless Tobacco Questionnaire - 60m

 

Who Wants to Kiss an Ashtray? - 60m

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 - 30m