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

Small Changes Can Build Healthy Habits in The New Year 
December 28, 2021
This New Year, Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), encourages Oklahomans to build healthy habits through small changes in everyday routines. Instead of setting resolutions without a plan to achieve them, create and maintain healthy lifestyles by changing one habit at a time. Read More

New Year, New You - There’s No Time Like the Present to Quit Tobacco
December 23, 2021
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to kick old habits and create new ones. For those thinking about quitting tobacco, programs like the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can more than double the likelihood of success. Read More

TSET Healthy Incentive Grants Will Open to Schools Jan. 3
December 17, 2021
Eligible school districts and school sites are invited to apply for TSET Healthy Incentive Grants starting Jan. 3, 2022. The application period will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Read More

TSET Accepting Applications for New Grants
December 15, 2021
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is now accepting applications for new grant opportunities. Eligible proposals will fall into one of two tracks:  projects that improve the built environment and health-related policy or initiatives that encourage healthy nutrition and exercise. Read More

TSET Awards Hunger Free Oklahoma $6.3 Million to Combat Food Insecurity
November 23, 2021
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors has approved the expansion of a program that provides incentives to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables. The TSET Board of Directors approved funding to Hunger Free Oklahoma’s Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program with a $6.3 million grant over three years. 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