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Oklahoma City (Nov. 1, 2017) – The TSET Board of Directors will consider a proposal to increase funding to health and human services agencies facing deep cuts in an effort to offset reductions that would impact vulnerable senior citizens and children in need of mental health services.

TSET Board of Directors Chair Don Millican said Wednesday he will ask board members to vote on a proposal to utilize $3.08 million in endowment earnings to provide one-time funding for senior meals statewide and mental health crisis teams for children.

Mill Creek, OK (October 30, 2017) – Mill Creek Public School District was honored Monday 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, Mill Creek Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. The district will use grant funds to purchase an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and PE equipment.

Tushka, OK (October 30, 2017) – Tushka Public School District and both the elementary and high schools were honored Monday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program.

Lane, OK (October 30, 2017) – Lane Public School was honored Monday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

To receive the $1,500 incentive grant, Lane School put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. The district will use grant funds to purchase playground equipment.

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.

For the first time since the 1960’s tobacco companies will be airing television ads in November – to admit to the American public that they lied, deceived and failed to disclose the health hazards of cigarettes and the addictiveness of nicotine.

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Julie Bisbee

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