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Tobacco Lessons Health Unit: #1 Best-Selling High School Teen Health Curriculum: High School Health Curriculum

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TeacherPayTeachers #1 Best-Selling High School Tobacco Unit!!


This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.


This 2-week tobacco unit is a fresh, impacting approach to reiterate the negative effects of tobacco, vaping, juul, and of smoking cigarettes, the #1 cause of preventable death of adults in the United States.



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>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.

>> Meets all HS National Health Education Standards. 

>> Meets all HS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.

>> Meets all Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.



Here is a glance at the HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS:


  • Students LOVE this unit because it’s engaging and relevant! They will figure out how much money people they know have spent on cigarettes over the years, what the dangers of smoking and vaping are, and they really like the personal habits survey!
  • Media Literacy lesson-How Tobacco Companies Mislead Teens : This is a student favorite art project!
  • ★ NEW! Skills-based "Student Advocacy Anti-Tobacco Video Project!"
  • Now included-"Generic Teen Worksheet Templates"
  • Here is a video showing features of my Health units!


This Unit Includes:


  • 2 Weeks of lessons!
  • 81 pages of Teacher Directions that tell you what to say!
  • 165 slides in two PowerPoint presentations that walk you through
  • An anonymous teen survey to collect statistics from your students on how many of them have already tried alcohol, tobacco, and other risky behaviors.
  • State, National, and Common Core Standards met in each lesson now part of "Table of Contents" for easy reference!
  • 28 video links!


Highlights of This Health Resource:


  • This is an editable “For Print” curriculum created in Word and PowerPoint, AND a digital resource for BOTH GOOGLE DRIVE and MICROSOFT OFFICE USERS!


  • ALL STUDENT DOCS for this “Tobacco Unit” are uploaded onto Google Slides and Forms.


  • Assign Health worksheets in your Google Classroom or paperless environment using these high school student worksheets, surveys, and tests created on Google Slides with fill-in text boxes! Includes 6 Google Forms. 3 Grade Level Google Slideshows with fill-in text boxes for the middle school program are also included!


  • Also compatible with Microsoft platforms! Simply download my "Student Docs Google Slideshow" (which includes fill-in text boxes) to your computer (Yes- text boxes remain intact!) and upload and assign on your online Microsoft platform!


  • Includes a step-by-step instructional video I created to show you not only how to navigate my files and folders; but also how to use the Google Slideshows, how Microsoft users can use my Google Slideshows, how to send only one day's lessons to your students, how to add new information/pages to a Google Slideshow, how to edit and upload worksheets, how to voice-over slides, how to add an instructional video on top of slides, uploading to Google Drive tips, how to set up files for an organize Google Drive, and more!


  • If you upload this unit's PowerPoint and convert to Google Slides; then voice-over audio teacher instructions, you can send audio lessons home for a FULLY INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT! (Full instructions included!)



Here is more about this unit:


-VAPING INFORMATION!: There is no question to the dangers of vaping! (68 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia)


-Teach students the dangers of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping! The top 4 causes of death in the U.S. are all related to smoking! They are:


  1. Diseases of the heart
  2. Cancer
  3. Strokes
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases


- NEW slides from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) will help you discuss dangers with your students, and also give you many weblinks to do further research yourself as well!


A "Vaping Newsletter" project is also included.




Here is what buyers are saying about this resource:


  • "Students loved this unit."
  • "Very easy to follow and students loved the activities and walked away with a much larger understanding of the topic!"
  • "Amazing"
  • "Organized"
  • "Students enjoyed it and found it informative."
  • "Relevant" - "Interactive" - "Comprehensive"



Here is the Daily Lesson Breakdown:


Day 1:


-Anonymous Student Survey

-The Dangers of Tobacco


-How Smoking Affects Your Body: Discuss Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema

-“Inhaling From Just One Cigarette Can Lead to Nicotine Addiction”


Day 2:


-Dangers of Chewing Tobacco

-e-cigarettes and the dangers of vaping PowerPoint

-"Texas 15-year old's death is youngest vaping lung injury fatality in the U.S."

-Centers for Disease Control Vaping Information

-"Why is Vaping Bad for You" video.



Day 3:


-Cancer Information

-"C-A-N-C-E-R" Warning Signs

-“Quit Brochures”



Day 4:


-Second-Hand Smoke

-Affects on Pregnant Smokers

-$ Spent on Cigarettes

-State Laws

-Work on “Quit Brochures”

-"Tips to Quit Smoking" Handout


Day 5:


-”Ad Appeals” to Learn What Appeals Advertisers Use

-Marketing Psychology: Interactive Activity where Students Analyze 15 ads

- A 30-slide Guess the Ad PowerPoint Presentation


-"Tobacco Unit Test"


Day 6:


-The Brain and Habits

-Why Tobacco is so Hard to Quit!

-"Habits Survey"

-“Cleansing a Bad Habit”



Day 7:


-More on Habits and Addition

-“Adding a Healthy Habit” Worksheets”

-“Support Your Peers Calendar”


Day 8 and 9:


-“Tobacco Packs” Media Literacy Art Project”: FUN!! Students become tobacco advertisers and design a cover for a cigarette pack using at least one ad appeal.


My students really enjoy this unit, and they always come up with some of the most creative and funny cigarette packs for the media literacy project!


Day 10+:


-NEW VAPING NEWSLETTER PROJECT! Students Create "Dangers of Vaping Newsletters" using articles and template provided.



This resource is taken from our #1 Best-Selling High School Health Curriculum on Teacher Pay Teachers!!



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      Customer Reviews

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      Great resource to support my health unit and enhance student learning and to assess.

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