2022 Red Ribbon Week
The 2022 Red Ribbon Week Virtual Summit featured the Say What! Teen Ambassadors discussing common vaping myths, the dangers of vaping nicotine and marijuana, how young people can help their friends who may be addicted, a few easy advocacy opportunities.
Scroll down to watch the recording, download tips on creating a healthier wellbeing, and to access a variety of advocacy activities.
2022 Virtual RRW Summit Video
Create Your Nicotine-Free Society
You can level up your advocacy efforts by yourself or with your friends by participating in these fun activities.
#1 Sign the Flavor Ban
This year, we can achieve a huge victory against Big Tobacco by getting the FDA to eliminate all flavored tobacco and nicotine products. Sign the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ petition to demand the FDA to put an end to flavored products once and for all.
#2 Tweet the White House
Around the country, young people are taking action by using self-care as a form of activism and calling upon decision makers to declare vaping nicotine a mental health issue.
Tweet directly to the White House and urge them to join us in creating real change in the fight for our mental health. Thanks to the Truth Initiative, the information is already written. All you have to do is click and post.
#3 Create a Public Service Announcement
Advocating for a nicotine-free society is all about using your voice and creating a PSA to post onto your social media channels is the perfect way to inform hundreds of people.
Take a look at this vaping prevention PSA created by Sharyland Pioneer Student Council:
Download the Tobacco-Free PSA Guide and Workbook to create and post your own public service announcement today.
#4 Host a Tobacco Litter Cleanup
Help keep your community tobacco-free by hosting a community-wide tobacco litter pick up. This activity is fun to do with a few friends or your entire school!
Register to host your own tobacco litter cleanup with us and we’ll send you supplies and community service hours for helping to protect our environment.
Join Say What!
By joining the Say What! Movement you not only have access to tons of free resources to help you inform your school or community, but you receive access to elite trainings and the ability to connect with hundreds of other like-minded youth across the state.
Any existing youth group can be a part of the movement, or you can create an entirely new group. Take a look at how members are creating their tobacco-free society. Then, join the movement!
Don’t forget to follow @TxSayWhat on social media.
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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.