TSET: Creating a State of Health in Oklahoma

Established by voters, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is a state grantmaking trust devoted to preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease, Oklahoma's leading causes of death. By awarding grants to schools, communities, state agencies and partner organizations, TSET works to improve the health of Oklahoma's citizens. It also funds research and emerging opportunities in the public and private sectors. TSET initiatives are addressing Oklahoma's most pressing public health issues — and creating healthier places for all Oklahomans to live, work, learn and play.

Recently, an independent study was conducted to determine TSET’s impact on the health of Oklahomans. Researchers concluded that, because of TSET’s investments in grants and programs, Oklahoma’s smoking rate has dropped 10x faster than similar states. To learn more about the study and its results, click here.

Latest News and Updates

TSET Issues Request for Proposals to Address Food Insecurity
June 29, 2020
In an effort to ensure that all Oklahomans have access to nutritious food, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) announced a new funding opportunity, the TSET Food Systems Impact Grants. Read More

TSET Featured As National Model in CDC Best Practices Guide
June 22, 2020
TSET-funded programs, Tobacco Stops With Me and Hospitals Helping Patients Quit, are featured in the recently published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Best Practices User Guides for Cessation in Tobacco Prevention and Control. Read More

TSET Grant Helps Altus Students Grow Healthy Foods
June 9, 2020
Altus Public Schools recently introduced their students to new hydroponic grow towers made possible by a $30,000 Healthy Incentive Grant for Schools from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. Read More

New TSET Service Helps Oklahoma Teens Conquer Tobacco
June 4, 2020
Building on its success with the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) has launched a new service to help even more Oklahomans quit tobacco and reclaim control of their lives. My Life, My Quit is an evidenced-based cessation program that offers free live text support, web chat and phone coaching designed specifically for teens 13-17 years old. Read More

Tobacco Stops With Me Seeks To Protect Youth On World No Tobacco Day
May 26, 2020
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of TSET, is encouraging Oklahomans to stand up to Big Tobacco’s decades of illegally targeting our youth with their deadly products. World No Tobacco Day is also an opportunity for any smoker to mark to start of their tobacco-free journey amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Approves Funding for Youth Education Programs
May 19, 2020
The Board of Directors for TSET on Tuesday awarded a contract for a new statewide marketing initiative focused on preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity for Oklahoma’s youth. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Approves Funding for Community Programs
May 19, 2020
The Board of Directors for TSET on Tuesday awarded nearly $7 million to 35 organizations serving 37 counties through the TSET Healthy Living Program 2.0 program. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Approves Funding for Food Security 
May 19, 2020
The Board of Directors for TSET on Tuesday approved funding for new programs that will increase Oklahomans’ access to nutritious food as the state addresses the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Launches New Website
April 9, 2020
Visitors to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline website will experience a fresh, new user-friendly website that aims to help Oklahomans quit tobacco, live tobacco free and reduce their risks of serious health issues, including complications from COVID-19. Read more

TSET Board of Directors Approve Incentive Grants for Oklahoma Schools
March 16, 2020
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors approved Healthy Schools Incentive Grants at their March meeting for 20 Oklahoma school districts and 10 school sites. The grants will fund health-promoting projects such as playground and fitness equipment, hydration stations, walking paths and more. Read More

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states. 2018-SmokingPrevalence.jpgFunding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses