Unit 2: So What's Really in These E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens?

Learning Objectives

  1. Obtain accurate knowledge about how e-cigarettes/vape pens are made to work.
  2. Understand the mechanisms by which the products of e-cigarettes/vape pens enter (or are absorbed) into the body.
  3. Obtain knowledge about the health consequences of using e-cigarettes/vape pens.
  4. Learn that the aerosol produced by e-cigarettes/vape pens is not just harmless water vapor through a visual demonstration.


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 2.1: Vapor versus Aerosol

Lesson 2.2: PowerPoint: What's in E-Cigarette and Vape Pen Aerosol?


Discussion Guide

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