Tobacco: What About It?
Tobacco: What About It? - DVD
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Fact-based videos promote positive, life-affirming values to counter substance abuse among young students.
Half of all smokers try their first cigarette by the age of thirteen. This video reaches out to youngsters before that critical age and provides them with compelling reasons NOT to smoke.
Students will meet Janet, who is confronting the question of whether to start smoking. Guidance comes from an unexpected source, an interplanetary visitor who is trying to make sense of human behavior. As Janet and this ambassador from the stars examine the strange concept of smoking, they explore important questions:
• What about the short- and long-term effects of smoking?
• What about problem-solving, decision-making, and assertiveness skills?
• What about coping with stress, conflict, and negative feelings?
• What about the importance of family and social relationships?
Tobacco: What About It? focuses on the benefits of staying cigarette free. It gives young people solid, persuasive reasons for deciding not to smoke - and a battery of skills and strategies for sticking to their resolution. "The information is clear and well organized, and the actors are ethnically diverse... The topics covered are relevant for class lessons in health, social problems and problem solving."
- School Library Journal
Age Group: Grades 4-6