Here you will find tobacco education resources, including information and resources for those ready to quit smoking.
Tobacco Education Resources
CSHA is proud to partner with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage more school-based health centers to participate in Kick Butts Day. The event, scheduled every March, is an annual event that fosters youth activism and leadership in the fight against tobacco. On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders, and health advocates organize events to raise awareness about tobacco use, encourage youth to stay tobacco free, and urge elected officials to protect youth from tobacco. You can find more information and register your Kick Butts Day event here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has useful information about the negative health effects associated with tobacco including reports, fact sheets, and videos created by youth explaining the harmful effects of tobacco with suggestions on how to prevent young people from using tobacco.
The truth campaign has a website and media campaign geared toward youth and young adults. truth focuses on spreading awareness and inspiring action in the fight to end smoking and has produced a number of award-winning videos.
Tobacco Cessation Resources
Smokefree Teen is a website for young people who are interested in quitting smoking. SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help you quit smoking. For those interested in talking with a cessation counselor, 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a free quitline that is open 24/7 and provides each caller with a personalized quit plan and self-help materials, social support, and coping strategies to help you deal with cravings.
The California Smokers’ Helpline provides telephone counseling, a texting program, web-based referrals, and email support for those who are ready to quit smoking. Help is available in six languages and all services are free.
Resources for Parents
The US Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health provides information for parents who want to talk with their teens about smoking and other important topics.