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