Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on Smoking topic page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


  • How do you think smoking damages the body?
  • Why do you think people find it hard to stop smoking, even though they know it’s bad for them?  

During (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and assess their understanding before moving on:

  • Timecode 1:18: What are the different effects of smoking “natural” cigarettes versus smoking cigarettes with chemical additives?
  • Timecode 2:58: Why do you think the body begins to crave the dual effects of nicotine?
  • Timecode 3:57: How might smoking e-cigarettes lead to smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?
  • Timecode 5:00: Why is it important to let a smoker know that you are concerned about their smoking?


  • What do you think is the most vulnerable age for people to start smoking, and why? 

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments