Since my first SWAT meeting in 8th grade, I’ve realized why I joined. It’s because I feel as if SWAT can be beneficial to public health by reducing the number of people killed by tobacco products every year as well as have a positive effect on the environment. By having smokers quit, the environment will be a lot cleaner. My first SWAT event was at a beach cleanup. During that cleanup, I saw how much the environment is affected by tobacco products. Being on the YAB shows others and me what we, as part of the SWAT and YAB group, are really about by showing what we are really fighting for. I joined YAB to build up my local SWAT chapter, get others to see how serious the club is, and to get more members.