Unit 1: General Tobacco

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the history of tobacco in the United States
  2. Identify the targeted marketing practices used by tobacco companies
  3. Learn about the marketing of cigarettes and the risks associated with their use


As the tobacco industry continues to develop new products and marketing tactics aimed at youth, it is crucial that young people understand the history of tobacco in the United States and the risks associated with the various products available. Further, although cigarette use has declined, it is still important for students to understand about cigarettes, including their history, risks, related marketing, and health risks.



Teachers should 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.


Lesson 1.1: Health Effects of Tobacco

Lesson 1.2: Social Effects of Tobacco


Discussion Guide

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