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Lesson Overview: Introducing "Vaping" a concise yet comprehensive 15-slide presentation designed for grades seven through high school. Aligned with California State Standards (adaptable for others), this lesson offers an insightful exploration into the world of vaping, its effects on the body and brain, and the social dynamics surrounding its use.


Educational Objectives:

  • Understanding Vaping's Impact: Explain the physical and mental effects of vaping on the body and brain.
  • Analyzing Consequences: Delve into the consequences of vaping, focusing on health and social aspects.
  • Developing Refusal Skills: Equip students with practical skills to resist peer pressure related to vaping.



Key Terms: Vape, e-liquid, vape juice, aerosol, addiction, recovery, effects on physical/mental/social health, peer pressure, refusal skills.


Interactive and Adaptable Activities:

  • Fact or Myth Vaping: An activity to assess and correct misconceptions about vaping.
  • Engaging Video Discussions: McCall Mirabella’s videos on quitting nicotine and their impacts, with guided questions.
  • Brainstorming Session: Utilizing Padlet for collaborative thinking on vaping's impact.
  • Peer Pressure Exploration: Video and discussion on social influences and decision-making.
  • Veto the Vape Card Game: An interactive way to practice refusal skills in a peer pressure context.
  • Kahoot: A fun, interactive quiz to reinforce lesson content.
  • Printable Options: Activities available for both digital and physical classroom settings.



Exclusive Feature - Veto the Vape:

  • Objective: Empower students with refusal skills against vaping through an interactive card game.
  • Components: Peer Pressure Cards, Refusal Skills Cards, customizable Free Cards, and comprehensive instructions.



Teacher Support and Customization:

  • Teacher's Guide: Includes talking points, guides, ideas, and essential questions in the “notes” section of the slides.
  • Fully Editable: Customize the content to best suit your teaching style and student needs.



Flexible Usage:

  • Stand-Alone or Series Integration: This lesson (lesson 5) can be used independently or as part of Not Your Mama's Health Teacher's ATOD 8-lesson unit.



Copyright Information:

  • Copyright © Not Your Mama's Health Teacher. All rights reserved by the author.
  • License: Purchase grants single teacher use. No sharing with others.
  • Usage Rights: Permission for classroom duplicates. No redistribution, editing, sale, or Internet posting without password protection. Subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act penalties.



"Vaping" is an essential resource for educators looking to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of vaping, its effects, and effective strategies for making healthy choices amidst peer pressure.


Total Pages

20 pages

Answer Key



  • View a preview of this lesson and assignment HERE 

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