Why Is Vaping so Popular?: Above the Noise

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Why Is Vaping so Popular?: Above the Noise



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Smoking may be at near-record lows, but vaping remains popular. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, and instead produce a vapor that consists of fine particles. So, why is vaping so popular and is it a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes?

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.5) Analyze how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: assessing the effects of driving under the influence, drinking alcohol which can lead to poor choices such as sexual behavior, poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

a. Describe healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: effective communication skills and safety techniques, reading and understanding medicine labels, immunizations, wellness checkups and compliance

b. Identify negative behaviors that increase health risks to self and others.

Examples: distracted driving, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, vaping, smoking, unprotected sex, behaviors resulting in intentional or unintentional injuries, poor eating habits, physical inactivity

c. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of both parents in teen parenting.

Examples: shared responsibilities; social, financial and educational challenges

Tags: ecigarette, smoking, vaping
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This 6-minute video discusses why vaping is popular today and how many students have misconceptions about e-cigarettes and their safety.

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Author: Michelle Frye
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit