How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

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 alongside ways to say no to peer pressure.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the lesson as part of your school's drug and alcohol prevention program
  • Include scratch paper to the list of materials to aid learners in solving word problems 
Classroom Considerations
  • The second of two lessons details the concept of peer pressure
  • A counselor or teacher can perform the lesson
  • Write ideas for saying no to peer pressure on a piece of chart paper, display it for class members to reference frequently
Pros
  • Includes an answer key
  • Encourages responsible decision-making
  • Boosts self and social awareness
Cons
  • None
Common Core