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Did you know diseases from smoking cause about 480,000 fatalities per year in the United States alone? Almost half of these deaths occur in people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. People with mental illness smoke nearly half of all cigarettes produced. 

Nationally, about 1 in 5 adults have some form of a behavioral health disorder, and about a third smoke cigarettes. In Oklahoma, nearly 46% of adults with a behavioral health disorder smoke cigarettes. 

 Oklahoma City (October 26, 2016) – The hiring of a new executive director for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) to succeed retiring Executive Director Tracey Strader continues to move forward. Ms. Strader announced earlier this year she plans to retire on January 6, 2017. She has served as the Executive Director since 2002.

Okmulgee (October 18, 2016) –  The City of Okmulgee on Tuesday was honored  by representatives from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) who recognized city officials and local partners for their commitment to improving health and quality of life in their community. 

The City of Okmulgee was awarded its second Healthy Communities Incentive grant of $37,000 for achieving the Gold level which includes adopting policies and strategies that promote health and quality of life.

Yukon (October 14, 2016) –  The City of Yukon on Friday was honored by representatives from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) who recognized city officials and local partners for their commitment to improving the health and quality of life in their community.

Central High, Okla.  (October 12, 2016) – The Central High Public School district was presented with a $3,000 check Wednesday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

To receive the incentive grant, Central High Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff.  The district has chosen to use the grant funds to build a walking track for school and community use.

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Julie Bisbee

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