TSET offices are closed Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

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

Career Opening: Program Officer - TSET Healthy Living Program
Jan. 14, 2021
The Program Officer fosters and maintains positive grantee relationships through quality guidance and consultation on best practices for managing and operating a program under the terms of the grant, addressing the board’s priorities in prevention of tobacco use and obesity, research, and emerging opportunities to improve health. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION

TSET Helps Bring World-Class Scientists to Health Promotion Research Center
Jan. 13, 2021
Three new faculty have joined the TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center. Read More

TSET Opens Application Period for Healthy Incentive Grants for Communities and Schools
Jan. 8, 2021
Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) announces that communities and schools now can apply for grants from the TSET Healthy Incentive Program. The application period closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Read More

Career Opening: Accountant
Jan. 5, 2021
Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Accountant will be assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in the maintenance, analysis, interpretation and management of financial accounting data.  This includes the preparation and posting of various journals, ledgers and accounts, analysis and presentation of financial data, and preparation of financial statements and expenditure reports, review and approval of various vouchers and invoices for payment, analyzing budget requirements, preparing payroll data, allocation of funds to various accounts or functions, preparing purchase orders and change orders, and other similar activities. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION

Need Help Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution? Turn to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline
Dec. 21, 2020
Is quitting tobacco on your list of New Year’s resolutions? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of TSET, provides FREE resources to Oklahomans who are thinking about quitting tobacco. Resources are also available to former tobacco users wanting to stay tobacco free and for those who want to support loved ones, patients or employees. Plus, support from the Helpline is proven to more than double your chance of success. Read More

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Earns 95% Satisfaction Rate
Dec. 17, 2020
The annual evaluation report of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of TSET, shows that users continue to be satisfied with its services and the Helpline again exceeded the benchmark quit rate among states with tobacco helplines. Read More

TSET Healthy Living Program Investments in Communities Generate Significant Health Benefits for Oklahomans
Nov. 17, 2020
TSET is achieving milestones in health through its tobacco prevention and wellness initiatives. A recent report showed that its five-year Healthy Living Program initiative invested in 47 community groups partnering with more than 2,000 local organizations, schools, businesses and municipal governments throughout Oklahoma. Read More

TSET Healthy Youth Initiative Program Moving Forward
Nov. 12, 2020
A new survey shows the serious health challenges faced by Oklahoma youth: vaping products lure Oklahoma youth to tobacco products and create nicotine addiction, and youth do not consume enough fruits and vegetables. Read more

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