Dangers of Vaping Doodle Notes for Teens | E-cigs by the Numbers
Use these versatile doodle note pages in math, science, health, or homeroom classes to address teen vaping in a way that hits home for students.
Our high schools and even middle schools are becoming overwhelmed by vaping.
66% of teens think that the only ingredient in their vape pen is yummy candy flavoring!
But they have been misled - it's loaded with cancer causing chemicals, heavy metals, dangerous toxins, and much more nicotine than a cigarette.
Luckily, we can help as teachers by taking a day or two for this lesson.
- Four different interactive guided visual doodle notes:
- Vaping by the Numbers
- The Story of Vaping
- Vaping Ingredients: What's Inside?
- The Effects of Vaping: What's the Harm?
(See more details about what's covered in each page below.)
- Colored Student Samples for each
- Teacher Guides / Answer Keys for Each
- Directions and Suggestions
You can use any combination of the pages that are included.
Choose what is best for your students or your coursework using the guide below.
- If you teach math and science, you can use Vaping by the Numbers and Vaping Ingredients: What’s Inside during your lesson, and then save the other two pages for if you have extra time or if you notice more student interest or a need for it.
- If you teach health, try The Story of Vaping and The Effects of Vaping pages first.
- If you are doing this in a homeroom class, or for all of your students because your school is having a problem with vaping, use all four pages across a 2-3 day lesson on vaping.
The Vaping by the Numbers page is a look at the stats on teen smoking use and vaping over the years. It’s great for math classes to use when practicing graphing and analyzing data while learning about an important topic that is relevant to teens’ lives. This page goes well alongside The Story of Vaping (page 9) so that students can see how the events in the comic-style timeline impacted the rates of youth smoking and why after cigarette use dropped, e-cigarettes came in and took over.
The Story of Vaping page gives insight into the marketing behind smoking, the profits and agendas at play, and how some doctors will even advertise and promote something dangerous if they are paid to do so. This page is great for helping students become aware that these entities do not always have their best interest at heart. Its fun comic format makes a heavy topic more approachable for students. This sheet is helpful for health classes, social studies classes, or homerooms to use and discuss together. Some students will become indignant at the thought of being harmed for someone else’s profit, and motivated to quit or to avoid vaping in the future, so this page can be a great tool for helping them become aware. Other students may be more motivated by learning about the physical harms instead. Different teens have different motivating factors, and find different aspects to be more eye-opening, so certain pages will work best for specific students or groups.
The Vaping Ingredients: What’s Inside? page looks at some of the chemicals that are present in e-cigarettes. It also includes a quick peek at the dangers of secondhand smoke. You can use this page in science classes or health classes, or use them with your homeroom group. Since most teens think that only flavoring is inside, this can be very eye opening!
The Effects of Vaping page is an important one to include for all groups of students if possible. It shows students the impact of e-cigarettes on their bodies. This will show them clearly that this is not a harmless form of smoking in any sense. This page will hit home for many students who were not aware of these dangers, or who have a hard time visualizing far-off lung problems in the future, but may care about their teeth and the potential of burns or ulcerations in their mouths in the short term.
BONUS - An additional file is also included with slides you can print to display on your classroom door or use on a bulletin board if you'd like.
With teen vaping rates rising so rapidly, many schools are battling e-cig usage on a daily basis now. With candy-flavored vape pens that are shaped like highlighters or USB drives, it has become a real challenge in our middle schools and high schools.
Most schools now have added vape detectors in the restrooms and are trying hard to crack down, but it’s so easy for students to sneak one out of a pencil pouch for just one puff here and there.
Too many think it’s harmless and have been misled about the safety of e-cigarettes.
It’s time to step aside and use just a bit of lesson time to address this. It’s worth taking a day to nip it in the bud and save some of our kids from these irreversible damages.
This set of materials is designed to help you approach the topic in your math class, homeroom, science course, or health class.
The goal is twofold: show students who are already vaping what the hidden dangers are, and at the same time prevent other students from trying their first e-cigarette in the future.
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