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


Before the Movie


What do you know about smoking?

What have you heard about e-cigarettes?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


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


Timecode 0:43: Why is it harmful to hang out with someone who is smoking?

Timecode 1:18: Why are additive-free cigarettes still dangerous?

Timecode 1:48: How does smoking cause lung cancer?

Timecode 2:54: How does nicotine affect our bodies?

Timecode 4:05: Why might e-cigarette companies market kid-friendly flavors?


After the Movie


Why is it so hard to stop smoking?

What are some safe ways to get an adrenaline rush?

How would you talk to someone about quitting smoking?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.