Showing posts with label Tobacco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tobacco. Show all posts

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Video - Tony Gwynn and the Dangers of Tobacco

The lead story on this morning's episode of ESPN's Outside the Lines was about Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's struggle with addiction to chewing tobacco. Even after two tumors were removed from his mouth Gwynn continued to use chewing tobacco. Last year he was diagnosed with cancer caused by the use of chewing tobacco. Gwynn is now cancer free and tobacco free but, as you can see in the seven minute video below, only after being "scared straight."



Applications for Education
I don't know what the statistics are regarding "scared straight" stories as deterrents to tobacco use. But as high school baseball seasons are getting started all across the US right now, it might be good to show this video to teams before they take the field this season.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tobacco Education Lessons Plans and Game

TIGed (Taking IT Global Education) has a good collection of lesson plans for educating students about the dangers of tobacco use. Teachers will find lesson plans for educating students about the science of tobacco addiction, tobacco laws, and the ways in which tobacco is marketed to young people. There are eleven lesson plans in total which are appropriate for middle school and high school students. After students have completed the lessons there is a nice tobacco matching game that students can use to review and test their knowledge.

Most of the TIGed resources are only available on a fee-based model, but the tobacco resources are free once you go through the registration process.

Applications for Education
TIGed's tobacco use prevention resources are appropriate for middle school and high school students. The lessons are designed not only to impart knowledge but also to make students develop skills to resist tobacco use.

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