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

Join TSET for a Virtual Panel on Food Insecurity & Oklahoma's Children, May 11
April 27, 2021
You're invited – Learn how food insecurity and hunger affects children’s ability to learn, how the pandemic has exacerbated this issue and how food assistance programs have stepped up to make sure children have enough food to thrive. Make sure to tune in to Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 11 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. RSVP Today

Your Free Guide to Oklahoma Farmers Markets
April 27, 2021
There’s a new way for Oklahomans to find and support local farmers markets – the Shape Your Future Farmers Market interactive map. Just in time for spring and summer produce, Shape Your Future (SYF), a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), has made your next trip to the market as easy as click and go. Shape Your Future encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more, drink water and be tobacco free with a variety of free resources and tools available at ShapeYourFutureOK.comRead More

Annual Report, Local Impact Pages Highlight TSET’s Work in Oklahoma Communities
April 16, 2021
New public resources from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) highlight the agency’s investment in Oklahoma communities and statewide programs aimed at improving health in the state. Read More

TSET Opens Application Period for Healthy Incentive Grants for Communities and Schools
April 8, 2021
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is now accepting applications from communities and schools for TSET’s Healthy Incentive Program. The application period closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Awards Healthy Incentive Grants to Communities and Schools
March 30, 2021
The Board of Directors for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) on Tuesday approved 36 incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program. TSET Healthy Incentive grants are awarded to communities and schools that have implemented key strategies to create an environment that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free. Read More

Gear Up for a Healthy Spring Break with Oklahoma P.E. Teachers
Mar. 11, 2021
Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is partnering with Healthy Schools OK to bring free physical activity videos to Oklahoma families hoping to stay active during spring break. Spring break might look a little different this year with COVID-19 still present, but Shape Your Future wants to combat the stir-craziness that kids and parents are feeling. That’s why we’re offering free resources consisting of healthy, family-friendly recipes, fun physical activity ideas, interactive videos and more! Read More

New Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Campaign Tackles Youth Obesity in Oklahoma 
Feb. 23, 2021
Oklahoma has the eighth highest youth obesity rate in the country, with an estimated 150,000 children who are classified as overweight or obese. To help reverse this trend, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is launching Swap Up, a media campaign focusing on youth obesity prevention across the state. 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