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Lesson 21: What Influences Tobacco and Alcohol Use?

Overview

This lesson explores the different influences that contribute to tobacco and alcohol use. Students consider the influence of family, peers, and advertising and other media on tobacco and alcohol use. They discuss why some kids experiment with these drugs and how they can help each other stay tobacco and alcohol free.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe how relevant influences of family affect practices and behaviors related to tobacco and alcohol use.
  2. Describe how relevant influences of media (e.g., advertising) affect practices and behaviors related to tobacco and alcohol use.
  3. Describe how relevant influences of peers affect practices and behaviors related to tobacco and alcohol use.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.
  • T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.1: Describe how family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.2: Identify the influence of culture on health practices and behaviors.
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.3: Identify how peers can influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.5: Explain how media influences thoughts, feelings, and health behaviors.
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