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 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FORMER TSET DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND OUTREACH NAMED TOP EXECUTIVE

March 29, 2019
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Julie Bisbee, former Director of Public Information and Outreach, as the agency’s new executive director. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXTENDS OFFER TO CANDIDATE TO LEAD ORGANIZATION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
March 28, 2019
The TSET Board of Directors has selected a top candidate for the Executive Director position today after interviewing the leading three contenders for the job during executive session at their regular board meeting. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANTS TO COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS
March 28, 2019
The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved 11 incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program. Grants are awarded to communities and schools that have implemented key strategies aimed at creating an environment that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free. More

LINCOLN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH
February 22, 2019
Wellston, OK – Seven Lincoln County Public School Districts were honored on Friday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy Incentive Program for schools. More

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USERS ENCOURAGED TO QUIT DURING THROUGH WITH CHEW WEEK, FEBRUARY 18-22
February 18, 2019
During Through With Chew Week, Feb. 18-22, smokeless tobacco users are encouraged to quit, either on their own or through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of TSET. Oklahomans have access to the free services through the Helpline regardless of whether they smoke, dip or chew. More

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states.

2017 Smoking Prevalence

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