ALEX Classroom Resource


Smokeless Tobacco

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Smokeless Tobacco


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Type: Informational Material


Smokeless tobacco doesn't mean harmless. Chewing tobacco can cause cancer and other problems, just like smoking cigarettes. There's no such thing as a "safe" tobacco product. This resource offers a thorough overview of smokeless tobacco and helps educators convey the following messages to students in middle grades: why people use smokeless tobacco, dangers of using smokeless tobacco, and how you can quit using smokeless tobacco.

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.

Tags: addiction, dipping, drugs, nicotine, quitting, smokeless tobacco, tobacco
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityText Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings

This information can be used for grade 6 and up--outlining the dangers and addictive factors of smokeless tobacco use.  This can also be adapted and added to for upper middle and high school students.  By clicking the "listen" button, students with hearing impairments may listen to the information read aloud. 

KidsHealth is a free resource with links to additional videos, interactives, and informational material.

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Author: Jamie Gilbert
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit