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E-cigarettes/ Vaping

Substance abuse

grades 6-8

In this course, students will learn about the dangers of vaping, the addictive quality of nicotine, and it's harmful effects on the body so that they are more likely to resist.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School

Topics

Covered

  • How e-cigarettes work

  • Other names for e-cigarettes 

  • Contents of e-cigarettes including nicotine, flavoring, and carcinogens

  • Nicotine’s role in addiction

  • Vaporized marijuana and increased THC content 

  • The impact of marketing strategies on adolescent e-cigarette use

  • Short and long-term consequences of using e-cigarettes

  • e-cigarettes as a gateway to tobacco cigarettes

Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify the contents of electronic cigarettes. 

  • Students will be able to explain the role of nicotine in causing addiction.

  • Students will be able to explain the risks and consequences of use of electronic cigarettes.

  • Students will be able to identify reasons why a person may begin using electronic cigarettes. 

  • Students will be able to explain the impact of marketing strategies on adolescents’ decision-making.  

  • Students will be able to identify possible reasons for avoiding use of electronic cigarettes. 

Standards

met

National Health Education Standards – Performance Indicators:

 

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health 
  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors. 

  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks 

  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health. 

  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks. 

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

E-Cigarettes/ Vaping - 8 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

 

Advertising Strategies - 30m

Analyzing Advertisements - 45m

Evaluating E-Cigarettes Refusal Skills - 10m

 

K-W-L E-Cigarettes - 10m