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Where There's Smoke: The Effects of Smoking on the Human Body

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Where There's Smoke: The Effects of Smoking on the Human Body


Content Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This free resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teaches students the effects of tobacco use on the body. In this lesson, students conduct an experiment that demonstrates what goes into a person’s lungs with each puff of a cigarette. Then, students will view an interactive Web animation that gives a 360-degree view of the organs in the human body and an explanation of how tobacco use affects each organ.

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

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.1.2) Predict the risk of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: riding in the bed of a pick-up truck, biking without a helmet, riding without a seat belt

a. Give examples of dangers associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.1.3) Create a plan for eliminating personal unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: inappropriate use of needles, tobacco use, physical inactivity, sexual contact, alcohol consumption, inadequate sleep

Tags: risky behaviors, tobacco, unhealthy behaviors
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a free resource with links to additional videos, interactives, and informational material.

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Author: Penny Edwards
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit