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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

Shape Your Future Partners With OSU and OU Athletics to Help Fans Choose Water on Gamedays
Oct. 1, 2020
Three Oklahoma organizations are partnering to encourage Oklahomans to drink more water this college football season. Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), has joined Oklahoma State University (OSU) Athletics and University of Oklahoma (OU) Athletics, in a collaboration to provide free water bottles at home football games to encourage fans to choose water. Read More

Rise in Childhood Obesity Adds to Worries During COVID
Sept. 22, 2020
Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is making it easier to keep Oklahoma children healthy during the pandemic. Parents, teachers, health care providers and communities can visit to plug into easy ways to encourage kids to eat healthier, be active and sleep better, all of which help prevent obesity. Read More

TSET Opens Application Period for Healthy Incentive Grants for Communities and Schools
Sept. 15, 2020
Oklahoma's TSET announced that communities and schools can begin applying for grants from the TSET Healthy Incentive Program beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 15. Read More

TSET'S New Campaign, Partnerships Promote Healthy Habits Statewide
Sept. 3, 2020
Shape Your Future, a program of TSET, is debuting new educational messaging with the "The Power of One," a campaign highlighting how incorporating small, healthy habits into your daily routine adds up to a healthier lifestyle over time. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Welcomes New Member
Sept. 1, 2020
State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd has appointed Susanna Gattoni, the associate general counsel for the University of Oklahoma, to the Board of Directors of Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Pass Resolutions Supporting State Policies to Curb Obesity, Tobacco Use
Aug. 27, 2020
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors passed two resolutions today encouraging the adoption of policies and laws to curb obesity in Oklahoma and to protect Oklahomans from the dangers of tobacco. 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