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TSET Healthy Youth Initiative
Tobacco use and obesity are the leading causes of preventable death in Oklahoma. Our youth face health challenges like never before, from the increase in teen vaping to rising rates of childhood obesity. The TSET Healthy Youth Initiative is a statewide program focused on preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity for Oklahomans ages 13-18. The initiative promotes healthy lifestyle choices for teens and gives parents resources to support their children in maintaining or developing healthy habits for a lifetime. Parents can learn more by visiting the initiative’s website: TSETHealthyYouth.com.
For Oklahoma teens 13-17 who are already vaping or using tobacco, TSET provides text-based cessation coaching of My Life, My QuitTM. By visiting mylifemyquit.com or texting “Start My Quit” to 36072, teens can connect to free live texting and web chat support personalized for them. The services are confidential and do not provide nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. TSET also funds free quit services and resources for Oklahomans 18 and older through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OKHelpline.com or 1-800-QUIT NOW).
Health Communication Interventions
To learn more about TSET's educational health communication interventions, click here.