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Activity 5: Secondhand Smoke Stinks!

Tobacco smoke doesn't just smell bad, it can be dangerous to everyone, especially little kids who might be around smokers. It's time to get the word out about the dangers of secondhand smoke!

  • Points earned: 100
  • Chapter member needed: 3+
  • Prep time: 1
  • Supplies needed: Paper/poster board, markers, calculators

Doing the activity

STEP 1 – Brainstorm: Brainstorm a clever way to communicate a message about secondhand smoke. Example: choose a statistic mentioned in The 84 Fact Sheets, “Stats on Harms of Tobacco. A sample message might be: “Sure, this garbage can smell, but at least it won’t kill 53,000 people every year like secondhand smoke.”

STEP 2 – Design and show your posters: Create your posters and place them in typically “smelly” areas, like around garbage cans, in the locker room, in bathroom stalls, etc. Get permission, if you need, from the appropriate adults.

STEP 3 – Picture time: Take pictures of the posters and all the creative places you posted them. Photos can be sent to local media, and posted on your Chapter page on

STEP 4 – Report back: Post pictures and a description of your activity on your Chapter page to get points and attention!