Don't Be the Butt of Tobacco

by  McMillen Health

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Students learn about the tobacco industry and how these companies market directly to youth with tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping. The effects of nicotine on the body are clearly demonstrated through activities and the use of plastinated human organs and students come to realize how unglamorous tobacco use actually is.

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About This Program


By Request: $210.00
By Request Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8 Age 11-19

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1.. We start off with what influences teens to smoke
2. Illustrate with videos how the smoking industry targets the teens
3. Use plastinated human organs to show the effects of smoking on the body
4. View harmful affects of chewing tobacco
5. We then explain 'costs' of smoking including monetary
6. We briefly explore different ways to quit tobacco use


Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:
1. Identify influences that encourage teenagers to begin use tobacco products.
2. State that the tobacco industry targets specific groups in advertising.
3. Explain that as the tobacco industry increases spending on advertising there is also an increase in young tobacco users.
4. Identify the risks of nicotine use on the heart and cardiovascular system.
5. Identify the dangers of tars in tobacco products.
6. Explain how emphysema affects a person’s life.
7. Identify the three risks of electronic cigarette use.
8. List two dangers of smokeless tobacco use in the mouth and throat areas.
9. Analyze the costs of purchasing cigarettes over a span of time.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standard alignment: 1, 2, 5, 7.
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State Standards

Visit mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.