Statistics are powerful, but they can be hard to visualize. Use your creativity to help people understand shocking tobacco statistics and drive your point home.
STEP 1 - Brainstorm: Come up with numbers that are significant and say something about tobacco or The 84 (for example, 24 people die a day in MA from tobacco-related illnesses or 84% of youth choose not to smoke!). Decide on one number that will be meaningful to your school or community.
STEP 2 - Rally: Bring your Chapter members and other people in your community together to collect props (like 24 pairs of shoes to represent the 24 people who die a day). You can hold a raffle for those who bring stuff in, but make sure they have a way to get their stuff back!
STEP 3 - Display your props: Find a place to to display your props and create flyers or posters explaining the significance of the number. Chapter members can even make t-shirts with that number and wear them while handing out The 84 Promo Cards.
STEP 4 - Take it further: Your Chapter may decide to use this activity as a call to action. Ask them to sign a petition or write a letter to a school or decision maker (like your mayor or state representative) requesting their support for youth who are fighting Big Tobacco or support for a certain policy.
STEP 5 - Show everyone: Make sure to take pictures. Send letters and pictures to public officials and to local or school newspapers to raise awareness of The 84 and the dangers of tobacco.
STEP 6 - Report back: Post pictures and a description of your activity on your Chapter page on The84.org to get points and attention!