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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to talking about and implementing health policies. General information about various topics is listed below as a starting point for local wellness initiatives. Among these resources you can find: what a policy is; health facts about tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity in Oklahoma; and a toolkit for worksite smoking cessation.

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On the third Thursday of November each year, smokers are encouraged to take the Great American Smokeout challenge to quit smoking for a day or for good.

To help those taking the Great American Smokeout (GASO) challenge, the Helpline, primarily funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, or TSET, is now offering a new, enhanced selection of free services. These services include free text and email support, phone and web coaching, patches, gum, lozenges and more for registered participants. Click here for information about support available from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline.

More resources for promoting the Helpline, including a Great American Smokeout (GASO) Swiss Cheese news release, can be found under “Brand Specific Materials” on the TSET HLP Resource page (members-only; please log in to view) .

Download flyers, posters, and table tents as well as ready-to-use web and social media graphics to promote the Great American Smokeout! Tools and resources are also available from the American Cancer Society. >>Learn more!

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Feature alert: Share the love!

There’s a ‘like’ feature on the OK In the Know site that allows you to quickly share your appreciation for others’ posts.

How do I use the ‘like’ feature?

In the forum and resources sections of the site, click on the ‘thumbs up’ icon to the right of the post to tell someone that you liked it without having to leave a comment, as shown below.

 

This is the perfect feature if you are quickly browsing and don’t have time to stop and say ‘Thank you.’ Instead, click the ‘thumbs up’ icon and show someone you appreciate what they’ve shared with the community. Use the ‘like’ feature and quickly become part of the dialogue happening on OK In the Know.

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Classroom physical activity is any physical activity done in the classroom during or between academic instruction periods and in addition to physical education and recess. Benefits include greater concentration and motivation, improved academic performance, and reduced disruptive behavior among students.

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Whether you’re a Newbie or a Forum Forerunner, here are a few ways to get the most out of the connections the OK In the Know online community offers, and make your health initiative rock.

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January 16-23, 2019 is Quit Week in Oklahoma! Oklahoma is 36th in the United States for smoking. More than 580,000 Oklahoma adults smoke. More than 30,000 of high school students smoke, with an additional 2,100 more becoming daily smokers each year.

The Oklahoma Insurance Commission, along with several partners, have partnered with numerous local health care organizations and businesses in Oklahoma to sponsor SmokingisNotOK, a public awareness campaign aimed at informing residents about the importance of quitting smoking.

> Learn more, and access the Not OK resource guide.

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is also available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) for access to FREE resources.

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