Texas tobacco-free kids day!
Do you wish your school and community was safer and healthier? Do you support living a tobacco-free lifestyle? Then, join youth from across Texas on March 20th for the 2019 Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day (TTFKD), sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)!
Held in conjunction with Kick Butts Day, sponsored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, students all over Texas are organizing TTFKD activities to expose and combat Big Tobacco’s powerful marketing strategies aimed at youth. Did we mention youth aren’t even legally able to use their products??
Well we’re inviting you to take part in this annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in tobacco prevention efforts. Also, by participating in TTFKD and reporting results to Say What!, your group can earn the chance to win a scholarship to attend the annual Say What! Conference in July!
So, register and report your event and be a part of the largest youth tobacco prevention awareness day in the country! Now get out there, activate change and make the world a better place.
Use these activity ideas and resources to discover your ability to lead and make a difference, and in the process get empowered to not only to become leaders today, but to change the world for a better tomorrow!
Don't forget to report your project and tag us on social media @TxSayWhat and use the hashtag #TTFKD. Thanks for working toward a Tobacco-Free Texas!
Project Ideas / Resources
Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day
Each year, over 10,000 Texas youth will become daily smokers and 4 out of 5 tobacco users will start with a flavored product. In celebration of Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day, we want to see your stories! So, help combat the tobacco industry by showing us, your friends, and Big Tobacco how you live the life tobacco-free! Then, show us how you live #FullyCharged and #FullyFlavored without tobacco or nicotine products.
Share your story by adding the #LiveTheLife filter to your photos, and remember to tag us @TxSayWhat.
Kick Butts Day
While we all come together on one day of action for one common cause, we all “kick butts” in different ways for different reasons. Share your story about what you’re doing to kick butts/help people live tobacco-free lifestyles and why. Are you advocating for policy change in your community? Do you fight Big Tobacco in honor of a loved one? Are you encouraging a friend or relative to quit smoking or vaping?
Share your story by adding the #ikickButts filter to your photos, and remember to tag us @TxSayWhat. You can also learn more about Kick Butts Day by visiting their website at
Log in to register your project, and get resources to make your project a hit. Putting on a successful event takes planning, but we've got resources to help you and ease the planning process.
Once you have completed your project, log in and submit the final specs of your event! Remember that if you report your project, your youth group can earn the chance to win a scholarship to attend the Say What! Conference in July!
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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.