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Assignment Overview: "The Cost of Smoking" is a dynamic digital resource crafted for middle and high school students. It delves into the financial, social, physical, and mental ramifications of smoking cigarettes. This multifaceted assignment is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the widespread impact of smoking.


Assignment Goal: Empower students with knowledge about the extensive costs associated with cigarette smoking, emphasizing not only the financial aspect but also the social, physical, and mental health impacts.


What's Included:

  • Interactive Google Slide Deck: Engaging and informative, tailored for student interaction.
  • Answer Key: A comprehensive guide to assist educators in facilitating discussions and evaluations.
  • Canva Template to make additional edits to meet your students needs.



Key Features:

  • Financial Cost Calculation: Encourages students to investigate local cigarette prices and calculate the long-term financial impact of smoking.
  • Reflective Questions: Prompt students to consider how smoking financially impacts personal and future goals.
  • Social Impact Exploration: Involves reading and analyzing articles about the social effects of smoking, enhancing critical thinking skills.
  • Physical Health Evaluation: Engages students in comparing health risks between smokers and non-smokers through risk factor charts.
  • Mental Impact Assessment: Features a detailed article on smoking's psychological effects, followed by insightful reflective questions.
  • User-Friendly Design: Optimized for Google Slides, also available for PowerPoint and as a printable resource.



Educational Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Broadens students' perspectives on the various impacts of smoking.
  • Critical Thinking Development: Encourages analytical thinking and deeper comprehension of the subject matter.
  • Informed Decision Making: Aids students in making knowledgeable choices regarding smoking and health.



Additional Resource: Educators interested in a more extensive exploration of the topic can purchase the corresponding lesson on tobacco, which complements this assignment perfectly. Tobacco Lesson

Copyright Information:

  • Copyright © Not Your Mama's Health Teacher. All rights reserved by the author.
  • License: This purchase is for single teacher use only and not to be shared.
  • Usage Rights: Permission is granted for classroom duplicates. Redistributing, editing, selling, or Internet posting without password protection is strictly prohibited and subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act penalties.



"The Cost of Smoking" assignment is an essential tool for educators aiming to impart a holistic and realistic understanding of smoking's implications in a student-friendly and engaging manner.


Total Pages

7 pages

Answer Key


The Cost of Smoking

  • View a preview of this lesson and assignment HERE 

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