Week 22 -- "The Dangers and Consequences of Vaping" -- Grade 10

Week 22 -- "The Dangers and Consequences of Vaping" -- Grade 10

Brief Summary: This lesson explores the addictive properties of nicotine. It examines what vaping is and how it is both similar to and different from smoking cigarettes. We then explore the physical and cognitive issues associated with nicotine use and vaping. Finally, we explore the question of safety and vaping. 

 

Lesson Objectives

  1. Students will identify the harmful effects of nicotine found in vaping devices. 
  2. Students will describe how the brain becomes addicted to nicotine and similar chemicals found in vape pods. 

 

Shared Vocabulary:

  1. Vaping – the act of inhaling nicotine and other chemicals through water vapor
  2. Nicotine – a toxic, highly-addictive chemical 
  3. E-cigarette – a device that uses heated coils to burn an oil. The vapors of that oil are inhaled. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Vaping has become the fastest growing substance abuse for teenagers. 
  2. Vaping is an alternative to smoking, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. In fact, vaping can cause major health concerns, addiction, and even death. 
  3. Vaping includes many of the same chemicals as cigarettes. 

 

Continue the Conversation: 

  1. The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing: 
    1. How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling? 
    2. What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
  2. Self, Others, World: 
    1. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself? 
    2. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family? 
    3. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
  3. Why do you think teenagers vape as much as they do today? What can be done about it? 

 

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