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Tobacco Stops With Me Launches New Series of its Educational Messaging

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 24, 2017) – The TSET Board of Directors approved 17 incentive grant awards for communities, school districts and school sites at their quarterly meeting this month.

In total, $118,500 was awarded to 5 communities, 9 school districts and 3 school sites as part of the TSET Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant programs.

Wellston, OK (August 17, 2017) – Wellston Public School District was honored on Thursday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

To receive the $3,000 incentive grant, Wellston Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff.  The district will use grant funds to purchase a hydration stations to encourage increased water consumption for students and staff. 

Oklahoma City, OK (August 17, 2017) – Monroe Elementary was honored Thursday for its efforts to improve health for students, teachers and staff. The Oklahoma City elementary school received $2,000 through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s Healthy Schools Incentive Grant Program.

Monroe Elementary was eligible for a school site grant after the Oklahoma City Public School District approved a variety of policies and strategies to improve health and wellness at their 87 sites.

Last week’s ruling by the State Supreme Court that the cigarette price increase was unconstitutional is disappointing, but it’s important to note that the court’s decision was based on how the price increase was enacted, not the value or worth of increasing the price of cigarettes. The court ruled that the bill did not meet constitutional requirements because it was passed in the finals days of the legislative session, and appeared to be a revenue bill.


Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach