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Lesson 24: Using Tobacco Can Become Addicting


This lesson introduces the concepts of experimentation and addiction in relation to tobacco use. Students hear a story about Bob, an adult who smokes, as a way to understand how experimentation with tobacco can lead to addiction and many years of use. They discuss what addiction means and how it can feel to care about someone who is addicted to tobacco. They review how important it is to avoid secondhand smoke whenever possible, and take home a family sheet to help them talk about tobacco with their parents or guardians.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Define experimentation and addiction.
  2. Describe the dangers of experimenting with tobacco.

Time: 40 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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