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Stop The Choking Game

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There is an alarming wave of deaths among our country?s youth; a wave that continues to go unnoticed by mainstream media. Adolescents across the nation are victims of unintentional fatalities caused by their participation in the ?choking game? and though known by many names, the intent is to pass out purposely for amusement or for a ?buzz?. This silent epidemic that focuses the most brutal results on our very young middle schoolers, remains hidden from public attention because currently there is no way to accurately track and report the number of cases. This lack of statistical proof also limits prevention efforts promoted by the grass-roots organization of the thousands of grieving families who have lost a child to this insidious ?game?.

As your constituent, I have signed my name below to ask that you help us help our children by doing the following:

1. Call the CDC and request to be briefed on the issue of the ?choking game?.

2. Support the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services by requesting that the World Health Organization add a sub code that includes the ?choking game? as a cause of death.

3. Include the ?choking game? among the health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth in the CDC?s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), and make the YRBS affordable and accessible for all states.

4. Support the CDC?s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) model of education as the means to disseminate information regarding the ?choking game?.


Enduring the death of a child is heartbreaking. As my representative to Congress, I ask that you help me prevent other families from this heartache by showing your support in establishing statistical evidence of the ?choking game,? Your efforts will assist us in heightening awareness among teens and their parents, teachers, and health care providers.

Thank you,
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This topic is very dear to my heart. Please, stop the choking game..
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My cousin died due to playing the chocking game, He was very popular in school, very smart and full of live, He would of been an amazing adult that could of been anything he wanted to be! He had a great head on his shoulders and was had the world at his fingertips Unfortunately, he got wrapped up with the wrong crowd for a short amount of time and was introduced to this game ONCE and it cost him his life! please bring more awareness to this game, I truly believe if he had been more informed of the dangers of this He would of thought twice about it! This is costing American Alot of lives it should be important enough to congress to step in and make some changes, dont we owe it to our children?!!!
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This is an important epidemic that both parents and teens need to be made aware.
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We love & miss you so much Austin Spicer. #33
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In loving memory of Austin Spicer so full of life gone too soon 😢 We love you Austin
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