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Lesson 27: Tobacco Hurts Your Body


This lesson identifies the ways tobacco use hurts the body. Students begin by exploring the sense of smell and how the nose can warn them if they’re breathing something that isn’t good for them. They explore all the ways tobacco can hurt the body using “Body Bob” as an example.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify short-term effects of using tobacco.

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.

National Health Education Standards

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