Sunday, May 31, 2009

World No Tobacco Day 2009

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. The day aims to reduce the 5.4 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems. From 1988 the WHO has presented one or more World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards to organizations or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to reducing tobacco consumption. On May 31st, 2008 the WHO called for a complete ban on tobacco advertising; the organization said studies establish a relationship between exposure to cigarette advertisement and starting smoking.

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: Smoking: Pressures and Responsibilities
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will understand:
  • dangers of smoking
  • factors that influence decision making
  • advertising strategies that tobacco companies use
  • personal responsibilities regarding smoking
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Subject: Human Body
    Materials: Newspapers or magazines containing tobacco advertisements, access to the Internet.
    Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
    Provided by: Discovery Education (Author: Betsy Gallun)
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