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Earlier this month, the TSET Board of Directors voted to provide funds for senior nutrition services at the Department of Human Services (DHS) and mobile mental health crisis teams for children through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS).

The Board of Directors approved a total of $3.08 million in one-time funds to maintain programs for the current fiscal year that impact senior citizens and children in need of mental health services.

In 2006, tobacco companies were found guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws, lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and marketing to children. After 11 years of litigation, the companies are now forced to take action and admit their guilt in national media and on cigarette packaging.

Oklahoma City (Nov. 14, 2017) – The TSET Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide funds for senior nutrition services at the Department of Human Services (DHS) and mobile mental health crisis teams for children through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS).

The Board of Directors approved a total of $3.08 million in one-time funds to maintain programs that impact senior citizens and children in need of mental health services. These one-time infusions will assist state agencies in the current fiscal year.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 9, 2017) — Smokers across Oklahoma are encouraged to quit tobacco for a day, or a lifetime, during the Great American Smokeout (GASO) on November 16. Since 1970, the event has symbolized a new beginning for tobacco users around the country.

Last year, hundreds of Oklahomans utilized Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline services during GASO. Each year, millions of Americans participate in the event by putting down their cigarettes.

Colcord, OK (November 7, 2017) – Colcord Public School District was honored Tuesday 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, Colcord Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. The district used the grant funds for sidewalk repair, fencing and signage to improve safety of students.

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov