According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth engagement is an opportunity for youth to gain the ability and authority to make decisions that help improve the policy environment and change social norms.
Kick Butts Day occurs annually in March, and is a national day of activism that empowers youth and other advocates to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
Tobacco and secondhand smoke still harm Oklahomans at home and at work. It’s poisoning and addicting our children. It’s burdening our healthcare industry and costing Oklahomans billions.
Tobacco Stops With Me is an Oklahoma media campaign that highlights how tobacco use impacts Oklahomans. It is funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion at the State Department of Health.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a voluntary and free state-wide certification available to businesses, schools, and all kinds of community organizations that want to be recognized as leaders making special efforts to promote healthy behaviors of Oklahomans.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the nation’s largest advocacy and education organization working on tobacco-related issues. The Campaign provides regular updates on federal, state and local tobacco news as well as provides resources and tools to advocate for tobacco-free policies. >>Learn more
The following fact sheets are regularly updated:
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.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is also available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) for access to FREE resources.
The CDC periodically releases the results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including…