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Welcome to ASPIRE!

Whether you are a smoker looking to quit, a non-smoker seeking information about smoking and its effects or anywhere in between, this self-paced learning experience offers interactive activities, videos, support strategies and fun animations to help you reach your goal. You'll learn how to make the best choices for you — and how to stay on the path of good health.

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This Web site is based on the school curriculum called ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience). The ASPIRE curriculum was jointly developed by MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute. Funding for this Web site was provided by the George & Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research which was awarded to Dr. Alexander V. Prokhorov.  ASPIRE Translations produced by Silvia Goldstein and Maria C. Gomez-Moran, Department of Language Assistance, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

For further inquiries on how to become involved in ASPIRE, please contact Program Manager Lauren McCoy at 713-745-3817 or  You may also contact the ASPIRE DSRIP Team at 713-745-6252 or

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Corpus Christi Middle School - ASPIRE Kickoff Event



Furr High School - Houston, TX   ASPIRE Kick-off Event



Dr. Bertie Simmons, Principal        Furr High School

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