Even though you're competing against peer pressure and million-dollar marketing campaigns, research has shown that kids are less likely to get involved in smoking or vaping if they've discussed them with their parents. Talking to our kids about tobacco and cannabis advertising will help them to recognize when they're being advertised to and identify the tricks companies use to normalize teen smoking and vaping, and make their products seem safer and less addictive than they really are.

Here are some tips on talking to kids about vaping, tobacco and cannabis advertising.

In this lesson, students debate the effectiveness of health warning labels on tobacco products.

In this lesson, students learn how the tobacco industry targets the needs, wishes and desires of young people in order to sell cigarettes.

In this lesson, students explore how advertising leverage can lead to censorship of information about public health issues.

In this lesson, students explore how tobacco advertising has evolved over the past sixty years.

In this lesson, students analyze their own body image and consider what they wish they could change.

In this lesson, students explore gender-related influences on smoking.

This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.