Unit 1: Where Did E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens Come From?

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the history of tobacco messaging and marketing tactics.
  2. Explore how the e-cigarettes/vape pen industry follows in these footsteps.
  3. Identify predatory marketing strategies employed by tobacco and e-cigarettes/vape pen industry.


Teachers should go through each unit and download the PowerPoint for class presentation. Teachers should also download the accompanying activities for in-class activities. Speakers' notes are embedded in the PowerPoint. Activities are meant to be printed for students before class begins. Each Unit has a Kahoot! Quiz linked below and can be used a pre and post quiz to see how much students know before and after instruction. Discussion Guides found below can be assigned as take-home assignments.


Lesson 1.1: E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens 101


Discussion Guide