Tobacco companies have had a long history in the United States. In fact, early Texas settlers grew the plant for personal consumption and then commercial use in the 1890’s.


Since then, Texas has been implementing laws and developing programs to increase awareness and prevent tobacco use among Texans.

The modules presented within this training will:

1. Provide a historical overview of tobacco prevention efforts in Texas.

2. Reveal dirty tricks and deceptive campaigns the tobacco industry used.

3. Show the purpose and evolution of the statewide youth movement known as Say What!.

Don’t forget to take the quiz, which will give you access to your official certificate of completion as well as downloadable resources.

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Say What! EST. 2011

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Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

Texas School Safety Center

ATTN: Say What Program

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

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.