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

Move More at a State Park With a Chance to Win a Free Stay 
July 13, 2021
Two Oklahoma organizations are partnering to encourage Oklahomans to move outdoors in honor of Parks and Recreation and Picnic Month by offering a FREE two-night stay at an Oklahoma State Park. Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), has joined with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department to inspire Oklahoma families to get their daily physical activity at Oklahoma State Parks this month. Read More

TSET Research Investment Yields $450 Million in Additional Funding
June 17, 2021
In addition to funding innovative science that will save lives in Oklahoma and across the world, research investment by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) has brought more than $450 million in additional research funding to the state over the last decade. Read More

Go Tobacco-Free This Father’s Day with Help from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline
June 14, 2021
This Father’s Day, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), encourages fathers to take the first step towards a healthier life for themselves and their families by quitting tobacco. The Helpline’s FREE resources are proven to increase your chances of quitting tobacco — and remaining tobacco free. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Awards Healthy Incentive Grants to Communities and Schools
May 24, 2021
The Board of Directors for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) on Thursday approved five incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Launches Youth Advocacy and Education Program
May 21, 2021
A program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) will empower Oklahoma youth to improve health outcomes for themselves and future generations through the second phase of the TSET Healthy Youth Initiative. Read More

Free Teen Tobacco and Vape Quit Materials for Oklahoma Schools, Health Care Providers
May 13, 2021
My Life, My Quit, a text-based tobacco cessation program designed specifically for youth, has new educational materials available free for schools and health care providers to use in their interactions with students and patients ages 13-17. My Life, My Quit is a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).
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TSET Expands “Swap Up” Youth Nutrition Campaign
May 10, 2021
To help combat rising rates of childhood and adult obesity, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) launched a teen-focused nutrition education campaign, Swap Up, earlier this year. Starting May 10, two new Swap Up educational messages will encourage teenagers to make healthier nutritional choices, along with free to order educational materials supporting the healthy behaviors youth can adopt.
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Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states.

2019 Oklahoma Adult Smoking Rate

Funding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses