“Smokes and Ladders” helps younger students understand some of the issues surrounding the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke.
This game includes strategies to deal with situations where tobacco is involved, and students are encouraged to discuss the scenarios as they are encountered.
Students can play in groups of 2-4. The toolkit has sets of dice but no playing pieces (markers). Students can use any small object (i.e., an eraser) as a marker.
“Smokes and Ladders” introduces various situations involving tobacco. You can use these situations as a starting point for discussions on topics involving the dangers of smoking and the benefits of staying smoke-free.
Visit Harmful Health Effects of Smoking for additional information to facilitate discussions.
Revised: Monday June 13 2011