Give your students the facts to counter the recent 30% rise in male adolescent smokeless tobacco use. Program combines an engaging narrative storyline with hard-core facts about all kinds of smokeless tobacco products—spit, snuff, chew as well as newer nicotine-delivery products designed to appeal to those who are uncomfortable with spitting out tobacco juice. Follow a group of high school students as they work on a school video project to persuade their peers to steer clear of all forms of smokeless tobacco. Video offers nitty-gritty facts about the hazards of chewing tobacco and the immensely addictive properties of nicotine. Pays special attention to the up-and-coming generation of “spitless” tobacco products (such as snus and pouches) now promoted by tobacco companies eager to rev up sales. Powerfully persuasive message goes even further via student activities in Teacher’s Resource Book.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
The use of smokeless tobacco products is increasing among male adolescents, and this film offers a persuasive message to deter them from using spit, snuff, chew, and more. The production follows a group of high school students who are working on a school video project to deter their peers from using smokeless tobacco. Disturbing and graphic images of oral cancers drive home the point. Doctors, other experts, and minor league ball players all weigh in on the risks associated with smokeless tobacco products and the symptoms of cancerous lesions that result from its use. The face-to-face interview with a disfigured young man whose treatment included radical surgeries to the jaw and tongue is difficult to watch. Close-captioned text is necessary because of his speech difficulties. This explicit and unsettling video will very likely have the desired effect of reducing the use of smokeless tobacco.—
- Patricia McClune, Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA
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