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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.

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.

TSET Executive Director John Woods

Oklahoma’s TSET is a national model for how states should safeguard Master Settlement Agreement dollars, and the progress is impressive. Our state was the first to create a constitutionally protected trust for health.

As valued partners in the vision and the work of TSET, I want to let you know that after 14 fulfilling years as TSET’s first Executive Director, I will step down on January 6, 2017.

It has been a pleasure meeting and working with John Woods, who was hired as the new executive director by the TSET Board of Directors in November. He has been on board for the past few weeks, and we are enjoying our time together, working to ensure a smooth transition for TSET.


Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach