YOUth Decide is an initiative of Students Against Nicotine working to foster healthy attitudes and substance refusal skills among youth. Through YOUth decide, we created the Better High project to increase awareness of the power of natural highs, and we have also created a board game as a way to empower youth to take a STAND against Nicotine Addiction. The object of the game is to allow young people to see the tobacco industry's manipulative marketing tactics and its targeting of specific groups first hand. If you are interested in learning more about either of these projects, please fill out the contact form on our homepage.
We don't smoke that sh**. We just sell it. We reserve the right to smoke for the young, the poor, the black, and the stupid.
- RJ Reynolds Tobacco Executive, 1978
The smoking patterns that currently exist among different populations are no coincidence, and that is what Students Against Nicotine wants to demonstrate through YOUth Decide. Each game includes one bi-fold game board and storage box, a six-sided dice cube, six multi-colored player pieces, three packs of cards (one pack of Identification Cards, one of Situation Cards, and one of Trivia Cards), Instructions, Source Sheet, and a Facilitated Discussion Guide. The suggested uses for YOUth Decide's board game include implementing it into classroom curriculum, playing it at youth summits, rallies, or trainings, or using it in conjunction with Students Against Nicotine's Toolkit Curriculum. Though not available yet, YOUth Decide will be available in 2019 nationwide.