Saying No (10 mins)

Practice your refusal skills with a friend.

Do a small role play about saying 'NO'.
One of you tries to convince the other to smoke a cigarette. The other refuses.
Use the following skills:

1. Say NO quietly and clearly with appropriate non-verbal language.
2. If your NO is not accepted, repeat your refusal in a strong and loud tone of voice:
  • don't leave any doubt that you mean NO when you say NO
  • look your partner straight in the eye
  • do not smile or look away shyly
  • do not give your partner the impression that you need to be convinced or coaxed