Half of all cancers are caused by obesity and tobacco use. Oklahoma has some of the highest rates of tobacco use and obesity in the nation. TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) is designed to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease by preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity on a local level.
HLP seeks to lessen the burden of unhealthy behaviors before they take root. HLP staff works to target three behaviors: tobacco-use, poor nutrition, and lack of physical activity. Be sure to click each category to find out more details.
For years, Oklahoma has been at the mercy of tobacco companies. They have repeatedly put profits over people, and our state has suffered for it. It’s poisoning and addicting our children, burdening our health care industry and costing Oklahomans billions. That’s not OK.
When it comes to foods and drinks, choosing healthy options can make you feel better and help you live a longer, healthier life. HLP works to increase the ability to find, afford, choose, and use healthy options.
Physical activity is important for a healthy body and mind. No matter your age, shape or size, being physically active can improve your mental health and help you control weight. HLP works to increase physical activity opportunities.