Smoking: Grades 9-12

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 teens better understand the consequences of tobacco use, why they might feel pressured to smoke, and strategies for kicking the smoking habit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the PSAs around campus
  • Challenge groups to investigate smoking restrictions in their community
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires video equipment to craft the PSAs and computers with internet access
  • Part of the Health Problems series for high schoolers
  • Plan for time to make copies of multiple handouts
  • The focus is on the long-term consequences of smoking among former smokers
  • Activities can be done individually, in groups, or as a class
  • None