How Can We Solve the Problem of Teenage Vaping?

Cherise James




According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens are using vaping devices in record numbers. Vaping nicotine is a more attractive alternative to smoking cigarettes as teenagers like the technology and flavorings that have been introduced with vaping.



In a group of 4 you will create a PowerPoint Presentation on the statistics of and the effects of vaping amongst teenagers.


In a group of 4:


1)    Research the statistics on the number of teenagers who vape in the United States and then in New York City.

2)    Research the reasons why students vape.

††††† 3) Research the short-term and long-term effects of vaping on teenagers.


Create at least one slide for each step of the PPA. There are links to the worksheet for each Step to include in your presentation.

Step 1. Define the problem

Step 2: Gather the Evidence

Step 3: Identify the causes.

Step 4: Evaluate an Existing Policy

Step 5: Develop Solutions


Step 6: Select the Best Solution


You may use the links below to support your presentation:



You must check for any grammatical or spelling errors, and your overall presentation must be 6-9 slides long.

Each student is required to participate in the presentation.

Power Point Rubric




Demonstrated an exemplary effort in collecting and organizing the information through creative use of graphics and text. Slides are error free.



Showed good effort in the presentation, however graphics and text reflect only an average effort. Some errors.



Showed minimal†††††††† †effort in the presentation. Graphics and text appear to be less than average.  Lots of errors.

Overall Power Point



An exemplary power point. The presentation kept my interest and was among the very best in class.



A good power point. The presenter demonstrated the ability to utilize the various features of the program, however, the presentation did not always keep my interest.



The presenter needed outside assistance in getting through the presentation.


Oral Presentation Rubric



Satisfactory/Needs work


Spoke in a loud, clear voice. Made eye contact with the audience. Didnít make long pauses.

Most of the time spoke in a loud, clear voice. Made eye contact with the audience.

Knowledge of Material

Knows information and is able to clearly present it to others.

Hesitant, read most of the time.


By the end of this assignment you will learn why vaping is prevalent amongst teenagers, devise reasons to stop vaping and devise language to encourage others to stop vaping.


Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.