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Curated OER

All Choked Up By Smoking Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Scholars use the article "More College Young scholars Are Smoking, Study Says" as a springboard for discussion on the reasons why people smoke cigarettes. They investigate different methods of graphing statistics by using the data...
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Graphic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Electronic Cigarettes: What's the Bottom Line?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A five-page infographic unveils the ins and outs of e-cigarettes. Numerous bullet points and pictures detail what e-cigarettes are, the ingredients found inside, and the health effects of using them.
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Nemours KidsHealth

Smoking: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The increase in the number of restrictions placed on smoking represents a clear shift in the understanding of the dangers of both the short term and long term consequences of tobacco use. But people still light up. Three activities help...
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Website
US Surgeon General

Get the Facts on E-Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine these flavors: chocolate, candy, menthol. What age group do you imagine is the target audience of an advertising campaign that features a product with these flavors? Find out the facts about vaping with a resource that provides...
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Curated OER

What's in a Number? Analyzing Smoking Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Sixth and seventh graders analyze smoking statistics. In this health lesson, learners look at the percentage of people who smoke from each race group. They create a bar graph and circle graph that displays this information. 
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Graphic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Major Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking Exist Among and Within Racial and Ethnic Groups

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Data indicates that some racial groups smoke more than others, and that with that racial group, there are smaller groups whose smoking habits vary as well. Secondary learners read a graph that details the differences between the Asian...
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Smoking Stinks

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
There are lots of good reasons not to smoke. Make sure your middle and high schoolers understand each and every one with a instructional activity that prompts them to read anti-smoking posters, note the main points, and write a short...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Smoking Danger Demonstration

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners watch a demonstration to show the harmful effects of smoking. During the demonstration, they discover how tar and nicotine attaches itself to the lungs. They write a brief summary of the demo and what information they gathered...
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Graphic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Infographic

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Adult cigarette smoking has decreased in recent years, but it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in America. An infographic breaks cigarette smoking down by education level, geographical region, gender, race,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Smoking Today = Smoking Tomorrow

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Examine statistical data to recognize the relationship of statistics to real-world issues. Pupils navigate e-stat using the Internet and find data about social issues. They complete a worksheet with their data and create an anti-smoking...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Equality in Smoking and Disease—Nobody Wins!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Fifty years ago, women were much less likely to die from smoking-related ailments than men. But thanks to targeted advertisements for and a wider availability of tobacco products, men and women are now equally susceptible to the health...
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App
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tobacco Free Teens

For Students 4th - 10th
Clear the smoke about cigarette use with an engaging application. Comic strip animation and games teach learners why they should never try smoking in the first place, and how to quit this lethal habit if they have already been lured in.
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Nemours KidsHealth

Smoking: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Light up middle schoolers' understanding of the monetary and health costs of smoking with two activities. First, class members calculate how much a smoker would spend in a year if they smoke a pack a week or a day. They then explore...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risks from Smoking

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover what smoking does to one's body with a detailed reference page that points out the types of cancers and chronic diseases that can occur when using tobacco products. 
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Nemours KidsHealth

Smoking: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the pros and cons of smoking.  In this smoking lesson, students navigate websites to find information on smoking and then participate in a discussion with specific discussion questions.
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Smoking: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students navigate websites to discover the reasons not to smoke.  In this smoking lesson plan, students research and answer questions about the bad effects of smoking.
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Curated OER

Smoking On TV and In Films

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and discuss young peoples' attitudes towards smoking and the power of TV and film on their daily lives. They critically evaluate comments about tobacco smoking. In addition, they place on a graph the reasons people give...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Advertising Media: Youth Drinking and Smoking

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars examine the effect of media and advertising on youth drinking and smoking. They determine what advertising means, how much money is spent on it, and how different age groups are targeted. They watch a movie and examine pictures...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Are Antismoking Ads Effective?

For Students 9th - 12th
Are the anti-smoking ads put out by the federal government effective? This question is posed to your critical thinkers. They'll read excerpts from a New York Times article and then compose thoughtful blog responses to four related...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss their future plans with the counselor and then complete the True/False survey. They read through the tobacco fact sheet and answer questions asked by the counselor. As a group, they calculate the cost per cigarette...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Anti-Smoking Jingle or Rap

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners read information about tobacco and describe the problems associated with smoking. They work in groups to create a presentation to discourage teenagers from smoking. They present their songs to the class and digitally record...
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Lesson Plan
Media Smarts

Tobacco Labels

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Adolescents compare and assess the efficacy of tobacco product health warning labels from around the world. In groups, they invent warnings and create labels that would be effective for teens and children. Discussion covers advertising...
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Lesson Plan
Media Smarts

Thinking like a Citizen

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore the influence social activism can have on important issues, and create a class full of young citizen activists. This plan calls for learners to participate in a whole class discussion and brainstorm about ways to effectively...
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PPT
Curated OER

Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use

For Teachers K - 12th
Is there really anything good about tobacco? No, there isn't one good thing about tobacco! This presentation provides a good overview of pertinent information. A few of the topics included are: what's in a cigarette, peer pressure,...

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