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OKLAHOMA CITY – June 14, 2017 –  The influence of a father in the lives of his children is unparalleled. This Father’s Day, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline encourages fathers to take the first step to a healthier life for themselves and their families by quitting tobacco. 

TSET Executive Director, John Woods, is no stranger to services offered by the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. Woods, a father of three, decided to quit after realizing that his smoking habit impacted not only his own health, but also the health of his family.

TSET Executive Director John Woods

While the budget dominated much of the legislative session that ended in May, lawmakers made great strides in passing laws that include solid public policy measures to improve health and create a healthier state.

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 8, 2017) – Attorneys representing two tobacco companies on Wednesday asked the Oklahoma State Supreme Court to consider the legality of a cessation policy package that includes language that keeps all state-owned and state-leased property tobacco free, encourages additional cessation strategies and increases the price of cigarettes.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 31, 2017) – The TSET Board of Directors approved 23 incentive grant awards for communities, school districts and school sites at their quarterly meeting this month.

In total, $172,500 was awarded to 6 communities, 16 school districts and 1 school site as part of the TSET Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant programs.

Prague, OK (May 19, 2017) – Prague Public School District on Friday was honored for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov