Changing how Texans view tobacco prevention
10,400 Texas youth, under 18, will become daily smokers each year, and one-third of them will die prematurely as a result. "If tobacco is the #1 preventable cause of death, why are we still letting tobacco products get in the hands of those younger than 18?" About 95% of smokers started before age 21. So, it's time to raise the legal tobacco sale age from 18 to 21! Learn more about Texas21 and how you can show your support by visiting the Texas21 Coalition.
Is there a youth or adult sponsor in your group that has gone above and beyond for their school, community, and/or youth group? Is that person dedicated and passionate about educating people about the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine products? Then nominate that person for a 2019 Say What! Member Award by May 26th!
All member awards will be honored during the closing session at the 2019 Say What! Conference on Wednesday, July 31st.
Do you know a youth group who has made positive changes in their school or community to encourage others to live healthy, tobacco-free lives? Are they dedicated to serving their school or community as a tobacco prevention advocate? Then nominate that youth group for a 2019 Say What! Youth Group Award by May 26th!
All member awards will be honored during the closing session at the 2019 Say What! Conference on
Wednesday, July 31st.
MAKE A CHANGE!
We all know tobacco is bad. Maybe you know someone that uses tobacco and wish they would quit. Or you just want to be a leader and make a difference. If you’re looking for a way to change the world, let Say What! show you how to get started.
Already a member of Say What!
and ready for next steps? Time to Speak Up!
Use Social Media to share what you’ve learned, or simply repost Say What! graphics, messages or videos to educate your peers!
Looking for an easy student-led project? Want free Say What! project supplies? Look no further.
Say What! offers free regional trainings and an annual conference to train youth to get involved in tobacco prevention.
BE THE CHANGE!
You know your stuff. You’ve led a project. Attended a Say What! event. You still want more? Say What!
Let’s do this
One of the best things you can do to protect people from the harmful effects of tobacco is to advocate for policy change, aka policy advocacy. What’s policy advocacy? We’re glad you asked…
Do you love being a leader? Are you passionate about tobacco prevention? Apply to become a Say What! Teen Ambassador and become the voice for youth tobacco prevention in Texas and beyond!
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Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.