The New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention & Control Program (TPCP) supports the efforts of youth programs at the local, State and National levels and the committed work they do to educate, empower and ignite youth to make their voices heard when they talk about tobacco.
If you are interested in becoming involved in a youth group or are just looking for information about what you can do to make your voice heard around tobacco issues, please visit one of the youth resources below.
Local Community Resources and Organizations
|www.tobaccofreekids.org||The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.
We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
|TFK Kick Butts Day: Stand Out. Speak Up. Seize Control. www.kickbuttsday.orgKick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against Big Tobacco at hundreds of events from coast to coast.|
|www.thetruth.com So you want to get involved with truth®?
For youth to get involved and learn the truth about tobacco.If you want to be part of a grassroots revolution – if you want to be among the first generation to refuse to be snowed by the tobacco industry – bring your individuality, your creativity, and a clean change of underwear, and help us spread the knowledge. Help us counteract the disease and death Big Tobacco’s products have caused. Help us seek truth.
|www.becomeanex.org The EX Plan is a free quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes. Before you actually stop smoking, we’ll show you how to deal with the very things that trip up so many people when they try to quit smoking. So you’ll be more prepared to quit and stay quit.|
NCI launches smoking cessation support for teens
A new effort to help teens quit smoking will use one of today’s teen’s most constant companions—the mobile phone. Developed by smoking cessation experts, SmokefreeTXT is a free text message cessation service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking. The initiative is led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Teens can sign up online at teen.smokefree.govor text QUIT to iQUIT (47848).
SmokefreeTXT is a key component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to develop mobile health programs and is one of the core features of the new Smokefree Teen initiative (teen.smokefree.gov), an extension of NCI’s smoking cessation website, smokefree.gov. Along with SmokefreeTXT, Smokefree Teen offers several social media pages to connect teens with cessation tools. In January 2012, Smokefree Teen will launch a free smartphone application, QuitSTART—an interactive quit guide for teens that delivers cessation and mood management tips, tracks cravings, and monitors quit attempts.