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When his daughter was only six months old, Bryce Barfield decided to quit smoking.

After more than 25 years of smoking, the Shawnee resident was done with cigarettes. If he continued to smoke, Bryce knew that could mean a shorter life and less time to spend with his baby girl. It also meant, she might be likely to smoke if he didn’t quit.

Adult smoking rates in Oklahoma are plunging 10 times faster than smoking rates in comparable states, according to a new study by researchers at two major universities.

Decisions made at the local level can have a great impact in improving Oklahoma’s health.

Grants funded by Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) works with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.

Free, Customizable Services and Nonjudgmental Support Available to Help Oklahomans Become Tobacco Free

OKLAHOMA CITY – December 28, 2016 — In 2017, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline — a free program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) — encourages tobacco users to start the New Year with a new approach to quitting.

Improve your health every day with small, simple changes from Shape Your Future 

OKLAHOMA CITY (December 28, 2016) – The New Year often includes goals to eat healthier and get more exercise. To make sure that Oklahomans don’t drop the ball on their healthier lifestyle goals, Shape Your Future shares ways to make healthy swaps. By encouraging Oklahoma families to try swapping out a few poor food choices and activities for easy, healthy ones.


Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach