Everyone knows that paying for cigarettes can add up. As tobacco products get more and more expensive, people's money is going up in smoke! This activity raises awareness that smoking not only costs you your health, but also hurts your wallet!
STEP 1 - Do your research: You need accurate information, so find out what the average price of a pack of cigarettes is in your community.
STEP 2 - Add it up: Figure out how much it would cost someone to smoke a pack-a-day for one week, one month, one year, or longer! For example, if a pack costs $9, that comes to $3,285 a year!!!
STEP 3 - Spread the word: Now that you know how much smokers spend on cigarettes, find a creative way to spread your message. You could include ideas for what that money could buy instead (like 365 movie tickets, 20 iPods, etc.). Make posters or flyers to hand out in your school or community. Get permission, if you need, from an appropriate adult. Optional idea--ask a math teacher to make this activity part of a class.
STEP 4 - Let people react: Find ways for people to react! Have them write reactions on your Chapter page on The84.org or on big sheets of paper to hang on a wall. Share facts on Facebook or Tweet about it.
STEP 5 - Report back: Post pictures and a description of your activity on your Chapter page on The84.org to get points and attention!