There are some shocking statistics about tobacco, like 1,200 people die each day in the U.S. from tobacco-related illnesses. But there are also positive things to point out, like 84% of MA youth don't smoke! Create flyers and posters that send a strong message about the dangers of Big Tobacco and build awareness that youth are fighting back. Give your schools and communities something to talk about!
STEP 1 - Choose your message: What do you want people to know? You can use quotes from tobacco executives, statistics, or something else that will get people's attention. Check out The 84 Fact Sheets for ideas!
STEP 2 - Get the word out: Create eye-catching flyers, make lots of photocopies, and pass them out EVERYWHERE! You can also hang posters to in visible places around your school or community center. Get permission, if needed, from the appropriate adults.
STEP 3 - Call to action: You got people talking, now get them to do something! Host a table to distribute information and The 84 giveaways, get people to join your Chapter, and/or sign a petition. Include action steps for people to take on your flyers (like attending your next 84 Chapter meeting).
STEP 4 - Report back: Post pictures and a description of what you did on your Chapter page on The84.org to get points and attention!