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Budget includes flexibility to increase free services to help Oklahomans quit

OKLAHOMA CITY – May 22, 2018 – The TSET Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a budget for the 2019 fiscal year that sets aside additional funds for the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline to meet anticipated increases in demands for the free cessation services offered by the Helpline.

National Cancer Institute designation will bring additional research dollars, improved cancer care to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – (Wednesday, May 2) – Stephenson Cancer Center, which has to date received more than $31 million from TSET, announced that it has achieved the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation.

OKLAHOMA CITY – April 30, 2018 — This Mother’s Day, Oklahoma mothers are encouraged to take a step towards a healthier life for themselves and their families by utilizing the FREE services offered by the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline.

Caroline, of Collinsville, grew up surrounded by a family of smokers. She tried her first cigarette at age 13 and became a regular smoker for 16 years. After four quit attempts, Caroline turned to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for support. Motivated by her young son and family, Caroline quit for good with the Helpline’s assistance.

Health care providers are among the most trusted sources for information about the benefits of quitting tobacco, and social media messages can be a cost-effective tool – especially when targeting a low-income population, according to a recent article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Public Health and Surveillance.

Representatives from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center presented at the Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting in Baltimore in March. In total, 23 posters were presented at the national conference that disseminates new research on nicotine.


Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach