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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,
Public Comments
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Tustin, CA signed.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Tustin, CA signed.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Burbank, CA writes:
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Please help spread awareness and parents teach your children. This is REAL and killing our children.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Denver, CO signed.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Arvada, CO signed.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, MO writes:
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Few parents are aware of this game which is an insidious danger to our tweens and teens. Please help make them aware. Thank you.
Jan 24th, 2012
Someone from Arvada, CO writes:
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I lost my 9 year old son Luke to this terrible so-called "game". I do all that I can here in the Denver metro area in Colorado to raise awareness.....PLEASE HELP STOP this dangerous activity in our children!!!!
Jan 23rd, 2012
Someone from Filer, ID signed.
Jan 23rd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI writes:
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Please, this needs to be public knowledge. Mack 7/10/09
Jan 23rd, 2012
Someone from North Pole, AK signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Bear River City, UT signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from San Jose, CA writes:
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Miss you Mack, you were gone WAY to soon! Love you always cuz
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI writes:
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Miss you Mack!
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Twin Falls, ID signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Bethel Park, PA writes:
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In memory of Mack Jensen.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Burnsville, MN writes:
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A very close friend of mine passed away three years ago due to this... I nor none of his friends or family knew about this until it was too late. More kids needs to know about this and to prevent it from happening
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Madison, WI signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI writes:
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For Mack
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from North Pole, AK signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Madison, WI signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Delmar, MD writes:
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In memory of my former neighbor, Mack.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, WI writes:
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We need to educate about the dangers of this activity. In loving memory of Mack, who died while playing the choking game.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Fairbanks, AK signed.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from Princeton, IL writes:
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I lost my son Tyler Griffin on 2/6/09 to this sick game. We need to get the message out and get this game stopped.
Jan 22nd, 2012
Someone from North Pole, AK writes:
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Please, we need to stop this activity. I lost my son 3/29/2006. Too many kids are dying playing this activity.
Jan 21st, 2012
Someone from Littleton, CO writes:
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I lost my daughter to this on 01/28/10
Jan 21st, 2012
Someone from Bondurant, IA writes:
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For the family and friends of Joshua Engle.
Jan 21st, 2012
Someone from Des Moines, IA signed.
Jan 19th, 2012
Someone from Huntington Beach, CA signed.
Jan 17th, 2012
Someone from Bondurant, IA writes:
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WE LOST A GREAT GRAND SON FROM DOING THIS. HIS NAME IS JOSHUA LEO ENGLE.SO PARENTS KEEP A CLEAN LIVABLE PLACE AND WATCH OVER YOUR CHILDREN. GIVE THEM A PLACE TO LIVE AND PLAY. DID ISAY DONT BE A HORDER. KEEP THE HOME FREE OF CLUTTER. WE MISS YOU JOSHUA LEO.
Jan 17th, 2012
Someone from Des Moines, IA signed.
Jan 15th, 2012
Someone from Cleveland, OH signed.
Jan 14th, 2012
Someone from Grinnell, IA signed.
Jan 13th, 2012
Someone from Madison, WI signed.
Jan 12th, 2012
Someone from Freehold, NJ signed.
Jan 11th, 2012
Someone from Schenectady, NY signed.
Jan 11th, 2012
Someone from Bellevue, WA signed.
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