Tobacco Unit


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★★★★★ Many teens have had tobacco education for years so this is a fresh, impacting approach to reiterate the negative effects of the #1 cause of preventable death of adults in the United States!

Smoking is a habit most people soon regret.  “Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence causes significant health problems among young people, including an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness and potential effects on lung growth and function.” 1


NEWLY UPDATED VAPING INFORMATION!: Now in 2021, there is no question to the dangers of vaping! (68 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia as of February, 2020*)
  • ★NEW!★ ALL STUDENT DOCS for this “Tobacco Unit” on Google Slides and Forms are now included!
  • 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!
  • The resource not only includes the High School lessons, but I also aligned these “Tobacco” activities to middle school standards and divided them into 3 grade levels of sequential lessons for a middle school version!*
  • GREAT PHOTOS! I just finished an amazing update. There are now all-new photos on the Empathy PowerPoints!
  • 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.

★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
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★This unit is ALL ABOUT TOBACCO. Here are my 2-Week Alcohol Unit and my
3-Week Drug Units if you need to teach these topics as well!
★This resource is taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculum, which are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on TPT!
★There is nothing canned about these lessons. This unit has been “kid tested” (just last week actually!) and it is aligned with Common Core Standards.
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!”
-“Students enjoyed it and found it informative.”
-“Relevant” – “Interactive” – “Comprehensive
ALL FUTURE UPDATES ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE!! Simply go to your “My Purchases” folder and download anytime!
The High School Section of this Unit Includes*:
-2 Weeks of lessons!
-86 pages of Teacher Directions that tell you what to say!
-166 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!
Newly updated. 28 video links!
-Newly Updated. All new PowerPoint photos!
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.
Middle School Lessons*:
-Tobacco Dangers
-CDC Videos
-Students create group “Anti-Tobacco Poems or Songs”
-The Brain and Habits Lesson
-Dangers of Chewing Tobacco
– Ad Appeals
-Marketing Psychology
-Tobacco Packs Art Project
-Creating Dangers of Tobacco Puzzles
-Dangers of Tobacco Brochures
-Cancer Information
-Cigar Pipe, and Chewing Tobacco Dangers
-e-cigarettes and Vaping Dangers
-$ Spent on Tobacco Products
-State Laws
-Finish Quit Brochures
*The 3 grade levels of Middle/Jr. High School Tobacco lessons are sequential within the middle level and do not repeat activities, but be aware there is overlap between the middle and high school level lessons!


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Mrs. S.

Health Education Today, Inc.

Master of Education

National Board Certified Health Teacher


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