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OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 3, 2020) – Shape Your Future, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust (TSET), is debuting new educational messaging with the "The Power of One," a campaign highlighting how incorporating small, healthy habits into your daily routine adds up to a healthier lifestyle over time. “The Power of One” provides information on making better decisions on the foods you eat, choosing water over sugar-sweetened beverages, adding more physical activity into your daily routine and the importance of getting enough sleep to keep you and your family powered up to tackle the day.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 1, 2020) – State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd has appointed the associate general counsel for the University of Oklahoma (OU) to the Board of Directors of Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2020) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors passed two resolutions today encouraging the adoption of policies and laws to curb obesity in Oklahoma and to protect Oklahomans from the dangers of tobacco.

Obesity is an increasing epidemic in Oklahoma. The state places 46th in U.S. health rankings, with 35% of the state's population being obese. The healthcare costs attributed to obesity in Oklahoma are over $1.7 billion each year.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2020) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors on Thursday approved funding for seven grants to address food insecurity and increase Oklahomans access to healthy and nutritious food.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2020) - The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) encourages Oklahomans to complete the census by the Sept. 30 deadline. In addition to determining federal funding to Oklahoma, population and demographic information provided by the census informs TSET’s statewide programming decisions.


Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach
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