1 Session Suggested Curriculum
- Obtain accurate knowledge about e-cigarettes, vape pens, and pod-based systems (e.g., JUUL, PHIX, Suorin) and how they are made to work like a cigarette
- Identify marketing strategies employed by e-cigarettes, vape pens, and pod-based system manufacturers to attract new customers
- Learn about the effects that nicotine in e-cigarettes, vape pens, and pod-based systems has on the adolescent body and brain
This is a suggested 1-session curriculum that educators can use over a 50-minute period. Before using the curriculum, we suggest that educators become familiar with the material including reviewing the teacher-focused crash courses.
Educators should go through each unit and download the PowerPoint for class presentation. Educators 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.
We recommend that educators use Educator Crash Courses to review the information that will be covered in class. This 1-session curriculum assumes that presenters are comfortable discussing key topics in addiction and concerns around emerging tobacco/nicotine products. Click on the following links and scroll to the bottom to find the crash course.
Nicotine Addiction Module Unit 1 Educator Crash Course
E-Cigarettes/Vapes and Pod-based Systems Module Unit 6 Educator Crash Course