Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. This is true no matter how old you are or how long you have smoked.
Many people who smoke become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco. This can make it hard to quit smoking. But the good news is there are proven treatments that can help you quit. Check out the website below or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) for support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free education materials and referrals to local resources.
Ready to quit smoking or Vaping? Try text-to-quit.
Teens aged 13-17 in the United States who are ready to quit smoking. This program is offered by the National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree.gov.
How does it work?
Sign up with the form below or text QUIT to 47848.
After you confirm your enrollment, you will receive daily text messages to support you in quitting smoking from the short code 47848 (message and data rates may apply). The program lasts for 6-8 weeks.
Text “Quit” to 47848
Check out the website for more information and to get started. https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/smokefreeteen-signup
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. Goal is to nurture children and strengthen communities.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing adolescents and young people with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and community spaces. The mission of our website is to help girls, young women, transgender and nonbinary young people, intersex young people, caregivers, educators, and health care providers to improve their understanding of health and development, as well as specific diseases and conditions.
This site has information all tobacco exposures including e-cigarettes, JUULs and more.
Click HERE for a PDF meant to help children with parents suffering from addiction. It contains the following information:
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation department offers numerous opportunities for our youth to get active and fit by participating in sports such as T-ball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. Youth sports leagues are offered in various seasons year round. To sign-up, parents are asked to call the community center to confirm which sport and age divisions they are hosting. Parents should then register online or visit the center to complete a registration form and pay the registration fee.
Please click HERE for more information and a map of local community centers with phone numbers.
Info on helping teens quit smoking: teen.smokefree.gov
QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app
This site supports families with free teen driver safety information and downloadable resources. The Teen Driver Safety Research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to partner with teens, parents and organizations that work to prepare teens for a lifetime of safe driving. Please explore this site, use its research-based tools, and share its resources with others.