Segments in this Video

What Smoking Does to You (05:38)

Tobacco smoke contains over 100 toxins that travel throughout the body after entering the bloodstream through the lungs. Tobacco use causes cancer, contributes to heart disease, and is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Why Kids Smoke (02:35)


Young people say they smoke to rebel, because their family and friends smoke, and because it seems "cool." The truth is that most kids do not smoke and most smokers wish they could stop.

Tobacco Advertising Manipulates Teens (03:05)

The tobacco industry spends millions of dollars each day to convince teens that smoking is associated with popularity, sex appeal, freedom, and success.

Nicotine is a Legal Drug (05:28)

The nicotine in tobacco is a powerful stimulant that changes the user's brain chemistry; it's as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Like cigarettes, spit tobacco and cigars contain nicotine, are addictive, and cause cancer and other diseases.

Quitting Tobacco (02:31)

Nicotine is highly addictive and quitting tobacco is very difficult. Doctors can help people develop tobacco cessation plans and can also prescribe medicines that help people stop using tobacco.

Ten Reasons Not to Smoke (02:48)

Legal considerations, financial costs, health risks, and appearance are some of several good reasons for choosing not to smoke.

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Smoking Out the Truth: Teens and Tobacco

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You can lecture until you’re blue in the face about the horrible effects of cigarettes, but with tobacco companies spending tens of millions of dollars every day on marketing, even the most forceful teachers and counselors need all the help they can get. This video focuses on the illusions and misconceptions surrounding teen smoking, exposing the faulty reasoning that leads kids to start or continue the habit. It also offers several rock-solid motives to quit or abstain—and strategies for doing so. Taking a proactive, student-driven approach, the program features myth-busting classroom presentations delivered by smoking and nonsmoking students alike. Topics covered include the methods and mind-set behind teen-targeted cigarette advertising, the ways that nicotine and tobacco damage health and personal appearance, and the fallacy of claiming, “My parents don’t care if I smoke” or “I can quit whenever I want to.” Use this video to show teenagers—among the most vulnerable of media consumers—how to see through Big Tobacco marketing schemes and dead-end peer pressure. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide containing learning objectives, educational standards, fast facts, discussion questions, and more is available online. Correlates to National Health Education Standards. A Cambridge Educational Production. (24 minutes)

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL34738

ISBN: 978-1-4213-5635-8

Copyright date: ©2006

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

2006 Telly Award

Honorable Mention—Columbus International Film + Video Festival

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