Unit 3 Review

We’re approaching the end of the Unit 3 Assessment.  All the links and videos on the blog will help you to review.  Make sure that you are familiar with the content below:

Students will know : (THEORY)

  • define a drug
  • the differences between prescription, over the counter, and behind the counter medications
  • The 5 ways drugs enter the body
  • the information found on Drug Fact Labels
  • side effects of medicines
  • Definition of a natural remedy
  • natural remedies to cure an ailment/illness/discomfort
  • the definitions of drug addiction, physical dependence and psychological dependence
  • steps on the pathway to addiction
  • Nicotine and Tobacco
  • the main chemicals found in cigarettes
  • their harmful effects on the body
  • the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second hand smoke on a person
  • diseases caused by tobacco and nicotine (long and short term)
  • The problems with vaping and e-cigarettes
  • identify advertising techniques used by smoking advertisers to attract customers
  • strategies to support a person trying to quit smoking

Use this quizlet to help you review:  Substance Abuse Quizlet


Unit 3 Project: Mixed Messages Tobacco

Now that we’ve taken a look at the effects of nicotine and tobacco on our bodies and how the media has a huge influence on the choices that we make as consumers, your task is to examine the smoking campaigns currently in the media and redesign them to create an effective, informative Anti-Smoking Campaign.

The Description of the performance task is below.  

STEP 1:  Read through all the points carefully. For this project, you will be working in pairs. Decide who will be in charge of working on what.

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You can find the rubric HERE


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STEP 2: Review the powerpoint and chapter in the textbook below on Tobacco and Smoking


Proper citation = Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.


STEP 3: Review the power point and notes on Advertising Techniques


STEP 4: Select the Cigarette Advertisement you will use for your project

STEP 5: Identify at least 2 advertising techniques used in the Advertisement you chose. 

STEP 6: Write Paragraph 1 – description of the original techniques used in the advertisement you chose (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 7: Time to redesign your Advertisement!

STEP 8: Write Paragraph 2 – description of how you changed your ad, what techniques you used, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 9: Write Paragraph 3 – How you can personally avoid tobacco, what are three things you learned, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 10: Put it all together and be ready to present to the class!


Addiction, Smoking, and Tobacco Use

We’ve spent sometime in class discussion the differences between OTCs, BTCs, and prescription drug use as well as the effects of drugs on our body.  We’ll now be taking a look in depth at Smoking, nicotine, and tobacco use.  The slides and videos below offer lots of information on these topics.  Check them out! 🙂

Take this tobacco pre-quiz to see just how much you already know about the effects of Tobacco!



Alternate tobacco pre-quiz

Smoking Fact or Fiction


The following powerpoint provides a detailed explanation of tobacco and it’s effects on your body. 



MEDIA MOMENT 1: Buergers Disease – Marie’s Story



MEDIA MOMENT 2: Australian Anti Smoking Campaign







MEDIA MOMENT 4: 3000 Kids Anti Smoking Campaign



MEDIA MOMENT 5: Thai Anti Smoking Campaign




MEDIA MOMENT 6: UK’s Push for Plain Packaging




MEDIA MOMENT 6: Battling Brands (alternate)



 MEDIA MOMENT 7: Australian Plain Packaging



 MEDIA MOMENT 8: Australian Plain Packaging Success





Unit 3: Substance Abuse

We’ve started our unit of Substance Abuse and in particular have been looking at Over the Counter Medications (OTCs) and Smoking.  As we go through this unit, keep in mind the following questions:

  1. Do we always need to take medication to cure common ailments?
  2. Why shouldn’t you take someone else’s prescribed medication?
  3. Do advertisements mislead the public with the truth about smoking?  How?
  4. If someone you care about smokes, how can you support them when they try to quit?
  5. Smoking tobacco doesn’t affect anyone but the user, why is this not true?
Take a look at the chapter from our textbook to help you out with this unit. 
Taken from Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.

Answer the following questions from the textbook to help you review:
P. 397 (1-3)
P. 401 (1-6)
P. 405 (1-4)
Take a look at this chart that shows the different ways drugs can enter our bodies:
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The following power point has A LOT of information about medicines and allergies.  The slides below will help you focus your notes.
Slide 4: Every day medicines
Slide 7: Prescription versus OTCs
Slide 10-17: Drug Facts
Slide 18: Allergies
Slide 39: BTCs

Here are a few videos meant to help you think about substance abuse and how we use medicines today:
MEDIA MOMENT 1:  Cures for Common Ailments
After watching this, do you think it is necessary for us to take medications for common ailments? Why or why not?
MEDIA MOMENT 2: Risks of Cough Syrup
MEDIA MOMENT 3: Caffeine
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1XBJLfIDU&feature=player_embedded [/youtube]
Check out this article about Energy Drink Consumption!  Did you know it can increase your risk of heart disease???
MEDIA MOMENT 4:  Dangers of Energy Drinks
MEDIA MOMENT 5: Prescription Drugs
MEDIA MOMENT 6: Alternate PSA on Prescription Drug Addiction
Take a look at the Cycle of Addiction to help you get a better understanding of how drugs can be misused and lead to addiction:
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Nicotine and Tobacco Stations Review Tools

STATION 1:  Brainpops



Activity:  Watch the brainpop and add to your “addiction notes” in your notes page.  

STATION 2:  Check out the powerpoint about smoking and tobacco use to find out some more facts and information about the dangers of smoking tobacco.


Activity: Make a T Chart of the long and short term effects of smoking


STATION 3:  Chemicals in Cigarrettes

Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke (infograph)

Activity:  Write 5 key points in your notes


STATION 4:  Clip about a smokers lungs

Check out this quick clip about the difference between a smoker’s lung and a healthy lung

 Activity: Discuss with a partner the difference and your impressions.


STATION 5:  QUITTING SMOKING  . . . . . It may take a few hard weeks to fully kick the habit, but once it’s done the health benefits are completely worth the struggle (and that’s what’s most important, right?). . . . . . . Check out this COOL AND INFORMATIVE INFOGRAPHIC

 Activity:  Write 5 key points in your notes


STATION 6: Withdrawal Symptoms


Activity: How does nicotine  negatively effect the body (list 5 ways)?  What are 5 symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?


STATION 7: The rise of E-Cigarettes and Vapes E-cigarette sales have increased dramatically in the last 3 years, with a target on young adults.  Check out the info-graphic below from www.drugabuse.gov.

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Activity:  Discuss with a partner your impressions of the info-graphic and decide on two refusal skills that can be used specifically to address e-cigarettes.  Write these refusal skills in your notes.  You can also find the infographic at the back of the room.


OPTIONAL STATION 8: Great article on History of Smoke


Activity: write 5 key points in your notes