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Terrie Hall: before and after

Farewell to Terrie Hall, famous anti-smoking activist

Terrie Hall started smoking when she was 13. By the time she was 17, she was a pretty cheerleader with a serious tobacco habit. When she was 40, the effects of that habit caught up with her, when her dentist discovered a suspicious tumor that turned out to be oral cancer. Not long after, she […]

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Washington County Gives

Washington County Gives, Today!

Washington County Gives, Today! Today’s the Day! Washington County Gives Day, to be specific! Today, May 2,  the Washington County community will come together for 24 hours of generosity. From 12am-11:59pm a share of every donation made to local nonprofits will be matched with a pool of $30,000 in funds provided by the major sponsors and […]

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Everybody’s Doing It: Taking the National Day Quiz

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and tomorrow, May 1, is the 12th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. On the National Day and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]

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Kick Butts Day 2013

#tobaccotargetsme – A Kick Butts Day Game Changer

Teens Have Choices invites you to participate in Kick Butts Day 2013 on March 20.  Join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed its deadly and addictive products to young people like you. Thanks to a 2009 law passed by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration has restricted some forms of […]

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“I want to be an inspiration”

The following essay was written by a student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School: Words enveloping your soul; embracing it as the pieces are cut- as if you were a piece of paper. Standing there silently as they tear you apart. As the pieces of your heart fall to the ground, you pick them back […]

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Teen Questions

Teen Question: Is it bad that I drink and I’m only 17?

At Teens Have Choices, we invite teens to ask about anything that’s on their minds, and we do our best to provide a response that is both sincere and caring, while pointing out additional resources that may be needed. If one teen is asking, we know that other teens are wondering the same thing, but […]

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2012 State of Our Teens Report

2012 State of Our Teens Report

I’m very excited to present our 2011-2012 State of Our Teens Report! In the report, we outline the many ways in which we were able to reach 3,177 teens in person, and 7,562 people online from July 2011 through June 2012. Some additional highlights include: The number of teen births stayed about the same in 2011 […]

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Teen Questions

Teen Question: I’m not sure if I want to have sex. I’m 13, but I’m kind of feeling pressured. I’m confused.

At Teens Have Choices, we invite teens to ask about anything that’s on their minds, and we do our best to provide a response that is both sincere and caring, while pointing out additional resources that may be needed. If one teen is asking, we know that other teens are wondering the same thing, but […]

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