ALEX Classroom Resource


Vaping and Tobacco Use

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Vaping and Tobacco Use


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Type: Audio/Video


This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia can be used to teach students the dangers of vaping.  Between 2011 - 2012, the use of e-cigarettes amongst 6th - 12th graders more than doubled. Youth Radio looks at the new trend of vaping, and why it's popular among young people. Do vape pens trick teens? That is the focus of this activity. Students should watch the video to facilitate discussion before the activity. Then students can participate in the suggested activities including an interview, reflection questions, and a class debate (included under support materials).

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

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

Content Standard(s):
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: Health, Tobacco, Vaping
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

PBS LearningMedia is a free resource.  Teachers can create a free account to gain access to additional resources including videos, interactives, and printables.  Teachers can also assign resources through Google Classroom.

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Author: Kristen Barnett
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit