Neelam Patel

"Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infection, and sudden infant death syndrome."

I am involved in my local SWAT chapter because I want to inform as many people as possible about Big Tobacco and how and why tobacco companies target youth. I’ve been a member of SWAT for three years. My favorite SWAT moment was when I had the opportunity to go to a YAB meeting, even though I wasn’t a member of YAB. I learned many leadership skills and was able to utilize them in my county chapter. My favorite superhero is Superman because he would save anyone at any time and could still live a normal life. My hobbies and interests outside of school are Hi-Q and doing schoolwork online.

Region: 2