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Students explore impact of smoking in workplaces. In this health awareness lesson, students act as owners and managers of different types of business locations. They develop smoking policies and defend them by responding to students portraying smoking and non-smoking patrons and employees.
Learners consider their beliefs about anti-smoking laws before and after examining total smoking bans in various countries and the rationales behind them. They write position papers supporting or opposing the institution of a total smoking ban.
Scholars use the article "More College Students 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 provided in the article. Excellent resource!
Students estimate the amount of money a non-smoking teen spends in a week, a month, and a year, and compare it with the expenses of a teen who smokes one, two, and three packs a day. They research other reasons that teens should not smoke.
Students study the changing public perception of cigarettes over the century. They create a visual timeline for classroom display, and design a survey on people's views on cigarette smoking for homework. In addition, they design and administer surveys on the public perception of cigarettes.
Learners discuss the pros and cons of smoking.  For this smoking lesson, students navigate websites to find information on smoking and then participate in a discussion with specific discussion questions.
Students explore the implications of tobacco use. In this personal health lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that calls for them to characterize a smoker and then examine the harmful effects of smoking on his/her body.
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 package using the data for younger adolescents.
Students investigate the effects of smoking. In this personal health lesson, students design and administer surveys about smoking habits of teens and conduct research. Students create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings to be shown to students in lower grades.
Students navigate websites to discover the reasons not to smoke.  In this smoking activity, students research and answer questions about the bad effects of smoking.
In this no smoke without fire worksheet, learners, with a partner, read and discuss twelve questions regarding smoking as a health risk and answer three questions for homework.
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Smoke Screen." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, popularity of other books at the same time, and more.
Students examine multiple perspectives on a social issue.  In this social issues lesson, students discuss New York's recent ban on smoking from the perspectives of different groups.  Students takes notes on a video about smoking, and discuss their ideas in small groups.  Students conduct interviews with smokers and nonsmokers.
Students identify some of the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes. They improve decision-making ability and clarify personal values and attitudes.
Students become familiar with the adverse health affects caused by cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and how when combined they may eventually lead to other risky behaviors. They engage in a role play where they make choices about tobacco.
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health instructional activity, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people smoke and reasons why smoking is a bad health habit. They read and discuss news articles about smoking bans and then write a persuasive opinion paper using evidence from these sources. 
Students read and discuss a news article about a new anti-smoking law in Hawaii. They answer article comprehension questions, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, discuss laws that ban smoking in small groups, and create a No Smoking sign.
Students explore tobacco smoking and the impact it has on society.  In this health lesson students complete several experiments on smoking and lung cancer.
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 for smoking.
Students investigate the effects of smoking and read and analyze a poem. They read and analyze the poem "The Smoking Yokadokas" by Jack Prelutsky and identify the secondhand smoke effects from the poem. Students then participate in a class discussion, define key vocabulary terms from the poem, and write a description of smoking using a thesaurus.

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