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Lesson 26: Tobacco Smoke Hurts the Body


In this lesson, students learn about the different ways tobacco and its smoke can hurt the body. They talk about how the body reacts to smoke and the physical effects of tobacco use. They define secondhand smoke and vaping aerosol and explore how these hurt the body too, and identify actions they can take to avoid being exposed, including moving away in a safe way. Then they make a booklet to show what they’ve learned about staying away from tobacco and secondhand smoke or aerosol, and take home a family sheet to help them talk with their parents or guardians about tobacco and family rules around tobacco use.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify short-term effects of using tobacco. 
  2. Identify short- and long-term physical effects of being exposed to tobacco smoke or aerosol. 
  3. Identify family rules about avoiding tobacco use. 
  4. Identify actions they can take to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke and aerosol.

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.
  • T-2: Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke and aerosol.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
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