Young People, Vaping and COVID-19
Young people, vaping and Covid 19.

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It is widely known that tobacco use can have serious, negative consequences to our health.  Why do some young people choose to start using tobacco products?

List 5 reasons why some high school students smoke cigarettes or vape.

List 5 reasons why most high school students do NOT smoke cigarettes or vape.

And during this time of the pandemic, it is important to know, does tobacco or vaping use increase the danger of Covid-19?

Watch this short video on Smoking, Vaping and Covid 19

And this video: What Smokers Should Know about Covid 19

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COVID-19: Never has it been more important for smokers to quit and for individuals to avoid damaging their lungs by vaping.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) attacks the lungs, and behaviors that weaken the lungs put individuals at greater risk. The harmful impact of smoking on the lungs is well documented, and there is a growing body of evidence that e-cigarette use (vaping) can also harm lung health.

Follow the links in this short paragraph to learn more about the danger of tobacco use and Covid-19.

There is conclusive evidence that smoking increases the risk for respiratory infections, weakens the immune system, and is a major cause of a number of chronic health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, there is growing evidence that vaping can also harm lung health. These factors put smokers, and in all likelihood vapers as well, at greater risk when confronted with the coronavirus.

Describe in 1-2  paragraphs the evidence that smoking and vaping puts tobacco users at greater risk of Coronavirus.

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Explain

How has advertising impacted people’s perception of tobacco and vaping products? Watch the short videos below, and write a short essay with at least three examples.

What laws have been passed recently to ban tobacco companies from marketing to young people?  Summarize the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, or another law of your choice:

Read: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – An Overview

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Elaborate

What are the benefits, short term and long term, of quitting tobacco use?  List at least 10 benefits after watching this video:

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Smoking Tobacco

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Extend

“There has never been a better time for smokers to quit and for individuals to protect their health by avoiding use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.”

Create a poster, short video, or Public Service Announcement targeted at teenagers that conveys this message.

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