Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
FDA cracks down on 'kid-friendly' vape products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the packaging on some e-cigarette products is too similar to the packaging of kid-friendly foods. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he wants companies to take responsibility for targeting underage users. He also wants to prevent accidental nicotine poisoning. If a kid mistakes vaping liquid for something like a juice box, it could "result in serious harm or even death."
■Class discussion: Just how deadly is the liquid used for e-cigarettes? How addictive is nicotine? Should companies be sued or held criminally responsible for designing addictive or dangerous products to appeal to children? What other “adult” products have been designed or advertised in a way to attract kids? Do you know anyone under the age of 18 who “vapes”? How about smoking cigarettes??