Grade 8 Health Module: Impact of Cigarette Smoking

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

This module was created with your needs in mind. Its aim is to assist you in understanding the negative health effects of consuming alcohol, as well as its adverse effects and physiological changes in the body. The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The terminology used considers the students’ various levels of vocabulary. The lesson is arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. But the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using. The lessons are from the DepEd mandated learning competencies – which are the same learning competencies from the formal school teaching.

The module consists of one lesson with different sets of activities to help you conceptualize the learning competency and objectives.

Lesson: Cigarette Smoking’s Harmful Effects on Health

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. Examine the implications of cigarette smoking:

a. describe the harmful short- and long-term effects of cigarette smoking on the various parts of the body;

b. discuss the dangers of mainstream, sidestream second-hand and thirdhand smoke;

c. compose an acrostic poem advocating the elimination of cigarette smoking’s health effects.

Grade 8 Health Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Impact of Cigarette Smoking


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