The choking game by Primedia Broadcasting published on 2013-05-28T13:39:00Z It’s not a game at all – just an act of suffocation on purpose. Adolescents cut off the flow of blood to the brain, in exchange for a few seconds of feeling lightheaded. Some strangle themselves with a belt, a rope or their bare hands; others push on their chest or hyperventilate. When they release the pressure, blood that was blocked up floods to the brain all at once. This sets off a warm fuzzy feeling, which is just the brain dying, thousands of cells at a time. The Choking Game is a misunderstood activity, causing death and suffering for thousands of families worldwide. (Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play) GASP South Africa is a nationwide campaign set up to fight this “game” with the most powerful weapon at our disposal: Education.