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OKLAHOMA CITY (February 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.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 11, 2021) —Through With Chew Week, Feb. 21-27, focuses on offering those Oklahomans who use smokeless tobacco the opportunity to quit, with FREE help from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of TSET.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2021) – Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is making it easier to make healthy choices in 2021. Shape Your Future is partnering with organizations across the state to help Oklahoma families adopt healthy habits.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 28, 2021) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors is seeking to empower Oklahoma youth to improve health outcomes for future generations. Teens are facing increasing threats to good health as rates of vaping and obesity continue to climb in Oklahoma and nationally.

The American Lung Association’s annual State of Tobacco Control 2021 report was released on January 27. Oklahoma earned an A grade in access to cessation services. The state garnered D grades in tobacco prevention and cessation funding, smokefree air, and tobacco taxes. The state received a failing grade in flavored tobacco products. Despite the D grade in prevention and cessation funding, Oklahoma is still in the top 10 among states, with 42 states receiving failing grades in that category.

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Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach
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