ERIC Number: ED329836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Tobacco Talk: Educating Young Children about Tobacco. Suggestions for Teachers, Parents, and Other Care Providers of Children to Age 10.
This book provides adults with specific suggestions and advice for talking with children about the health and social hazards of tobacco use. The first two chapters provide background information and general principles for talking about tobacco with children up to the age of 10. Each of the following five chapters focuses on one topic about tobacco and presents suggestions for talking about that topic in detail. Chapter 3 uses children's natural aversion to tobacco to describe what the substance is, and to point out that most people don't like to be around tobacco. Chapter 4 encourages children to trust their senses about smoke in their environment, and teaches them some ways to be assertive about their rights not to be around tobacco. Chapter 5 focuses on why anyone would use tobacco. Chapter 6 provides ways to talk to children about what using tobacco can do to the body, and how using it can limit choices about friends, money, and where one can sit in restaurants. Finally, chapter 7 introduces children to simple advertising techniques. Discussion shows how these techniques are used in tobacco advertising, and points out ways to keep from being fooled by the ads. An annotated list of 16 resource organizations is provided. (LLL)
Descriptors: Advertising, Children, Drug Education, Elementary Education, Health Education, Prevention, Smoking, Tobacco, Young Children
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: N/A