Tobacco-Free Training

Say What! online trainings are free training modules and webinars for both youth and adults. These trainings are easily accessible for your convenience, and address a variety of topics related to youth tobacco prevention and enforcement such as:

• The history and evolution of tobacco prevention in Texas

• How to recruit and retain youth members

• How to evolve and develop youth advocacy skills

• New and emerging tobacco and nicotine products

• Creating youth-adult partnerships

MODULE TOPICS

History of Tobacco Prevention in Texas

Take a look into the past to see how tobacco prevention efforts have evolved in Texas. Listen to experts in the field of tobacco prevention as they share their experiences combating the tobacco industry for the state and nation. Then, learn about the statewide youth movement that has been creating tobacco-free change for 20 years!

 

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Don’t Wait! Advocate!

Being an advocate is all about using your voice to support a cause and empower others to take a stand against an issue. Expand your advocacy knowledge and skills through the three important levels of effective advocacy and identify a tobacco prevention topic you’d like to be an advocate for.

 

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TRAINING MODULES

Our training modules are easy to use and self-paced, which allows both youth and adult users the convenience of completion on their time.

 

Each topic provides an in-depth look through engaging educational videos, content, quick activities, and downloadable resources. Complete each training topic and receive a certificate of completion and exclusive Say What! gear.

Webinars

The Say What! webinar series serves as an instructional learning tool for youth, adults, and professionals working towards the first tobacco-free and nicotine-free generation.

How to Get Your Voice Heard During a Legislative Session

Tuesday, February 9th

5pm – 6pm CST

Being an advocate is all about using your voice to take a stand and educate your friends and community members about things in your school and community you are most passionate about. Being a youth tobacco prevention advocate is the same except you’re taking a stand against an industry who has deceived us and manipulated us for over a century to use products that cause harm and death.

 

So, how do you take a stand against Big Tobacco? How can you use your voice to create change that will help protect your friends, family, and community from the vaping industry? How can you as a young person who may not even be able to vote yet help create the first tobacco-free, vape-free, and nicotine-free generation? By getting your voice heard by your state elected officials.

 

This training presented by the Say What! Teen Ambassadors and Consultants, will give you an inside look at the youth tobacco prevention efforts that are occurring during this legislative session, why you should take action this year and how you can get involved, and how you can get your voice heard by your Senator and Representative during this unique legislative year.

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

If you missed a webinar or would like to listen again, you can easily watch the recording below.

Youth Tobacco Prevention: How to Encourage Everyone in School to Become Involved

May 19, 2020

Are you a teacher looking to create a youth group dedicated to encouraging their peers to live tobacco and vape-free? Are you a sponsor of a youth group looking to get involved in tobacco prevention or further their advocacy efforts? Are you a principal wanting to provide inspiration to all youth and adults on campus to work together to create a positive vape-free, tobacco-free campus norm?

 

Join us as the lead sponsor and a youth member from Say What! member group HTB Strikers, from Harold T. Branch Academy in Corpus Christi, shares their efforts to educate peers in their school as well as community members about the importance of living tobacco and nicotine-free. Then, listen to the Principal of Harold T. Branch Academy discuss why she encourages students to become involved in tobacco prevention and how she has seen the campus climate evolve to positively impact others in the community.

April 15, 2020

April 2, 2019

We’ll take you on a virtual tour showing you how to best utilize the Say What! website and the vast amount of free resources and materials we have to offer to further your youth tobacco prevention and advocacy projects. We’ll showcase our online trainings, downloadable presentations, handouts, guides, our members and their accomplishments across Texas, and more!

This webinar is designed for youth advocates and adult partners to ensure a tobacco-free learning environment and to assist school administrators and staff with representing a firm commitment to the health and well-being of their students.

 

You'll learn about a variety of strategies schools and youth groups can use to help eliminate and prevent e-cigarette and JUUL use in their school, and discover resources and materials to educate and help prevent future e-cigarette and JUUL use on campus.

February 5, 2019

This webinar was designed for youth advocates and adult partners to ensure that ALL of our voices are heard when it comes to advocating for tobacco prevention and living tobacco-free!

 

Viewers will learn about the basics of advocacy, how to be an advocate for youth tobacco prevention, and how to get involved. Viewers will hear about Texas Tobacco 21 and its expected impact if the age to purchase tobacco is raised from 18 to 21. Viewers will discover resources, materials, and events for youth groups to take part in to help educate the community about the importance of raising the age to purchase tobacco.

June 20, 2018

Hear from a few experts in the field of tobacco prevention and policies and their experience working with Tobacco 21. Learn what happened to the Tobacco 21 bill during last year's Texas legislative session, what's being done around the state of Texas, and how you can involve your youth to advocate for raising the minimum purchase age to 21.

April 18, 2018

Learn about fundamental talking points on vaping and find out about various e-cigarette prevention resources. Hear from tobacco prevention experts as they share their knowledge and expertise on e-cigarettes and how to best educate your youth on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes.

January 31, 2018

Interested in hearing youth and adults talk about how to better recruit, involve and empower middle school and high school students to make a difference and help people live healthy, tobacco-free lives? This webinar features stories and lessons from a youth advocate, his former high school group sponsor, an adult that works with youth at the community level, and an adult that works with youth at the state level. You'll hear them share and discuss youth-adult partnerships, activity ideas and resources, and an annual opportunity designed to make it easy to get youth involved in tobacco prevention.

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

415 North Guadalupe - #164

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.