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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

All Choked Up By Smoking Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Scholars use the article "More College Learners 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...
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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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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Following a brief survey about tobacco, scholars examine a fact sheet to answer questions about the substance. A practice page challenges the class to determine the cost of the habit using money math. Pupils discuss their findings...
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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 lesson that prompts them to read anti-smoking posters, note the main points, and write a short response on the...
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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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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Statewide Smokefree Laws

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does your state allow smoking in public workplaces? What about in bars or restaurants? Take a look at an informative map of the United States to see what states do not allow smoking indoors, what states do not have indoor air laws on the...
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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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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Some Groups Have Higher Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Its Harmful Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What age group among non-smoking Americans has the highest exposure to secondhand smoke? What racial group? What economic group? Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition council from 1999 to 2012 may just surprise you.
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Graphic
Smarter Than Smoking

Secrets They Keep Poster

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A colorful, thought-provoking infographic identifies 12 harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It provides a sober warning for smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke.
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Graphic
Twin Cities Medical Society

Should I Talk to My Kids about Vaping?

For Parents K - 12th
Enlist parents and guardians in an anti-vaping campaign with an infographic that offers suggestions for how to talk with their students about e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The visual includes information about the dangers of vaping as well...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youth and Tobacco Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There are a number of social, emotional, and physiological reasons why teenagers start smoking, and why they continue smoking into adulthood. Help class members understand why smoking begins in youth—and how to protect themselves from...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Going SmokeFree Matters: Casinos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone has the right to a smokefree workplace, but those who work in casinos are exposed to so much secondhand smoke that they can suffer the same ailments as heavy smokers themselves. Learn more about the effects of secondhand smoke,...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Going SmokeFree Matters: Bars and Restaurants

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your students may not have ever had to decide between a smoking and nonsmoking area in a restaurant, but they still need to understand the health ramifications of secondhand smoke. A comprehensive infographic includes several facts about...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Going SmokeFree Matters: Multiunit Housing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you smoke cigarettes in an apartment or condominium complex, the secondhand smoke can travel through walls, ventilation systems, and plumbing to your neighbors' homes. Learn more about the ways smoking can affect those living in...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Going SmokeFree Matters: In Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is secondhand smoke avoidable if you live with a smoker? Pupils look over an infographic to learn more about how secondhand smoke can travel throughout several rooms, who is more likely to be affected by smoke, and what health conditions...
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Handout
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Is High in Multiunit Housing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much has been written recently about the danger of secondhand smoke. Laws have been passed to limit that exposure in offices, transportation centers, and public areas. But what about apartment buildings, condos, public housing, and other...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lesson Plan
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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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...