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OKLAHOMA CITY (September 17, 2007) - In an increasing effort to combat our state’s leading preventable cause of death, the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of $525,000 in grants to seven local coalitions serving 12 Oklahoma counties.

TULSA (May 18, 2007) - The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) today announced the award of a grant to establish the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) as the latest addition to the board’s comprehensive program to reduce tobacco use. The announcement of the award of $4 million over a five-year period was made Friday at a meeting of the TSET Board of Directors in Tulsa.

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 27, 2006) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $2 million in grants to reduce tobacco use among four populations in Oklahoma. Funded with investment earnings from the tobacco settlement endowment, the Addressing Tobacco in Specific Populations grants provide up to $100,000 per year for five years to reduce tobacco use among four identified populations:

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 29, 2005) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $1.8 million in grants to 16 local coalitions to implement the Communities of Excellence program to reduce tobacco use in Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 8, 2004) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $1.5 million in grants to 20 local coalitions to reduce tobacco use in Oklahoma.

"The Communities of Excellence grants program challenges local coalitions to build on their experience in tobacco control and other health issues to develop comprehensive programs that reduce tobacco use throughout the community," said Susan BizË, Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Whitney Dinger
Public Information and Outreach Specialist
405-521-4959
whitneyd@tset.ok.gov