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TULSA (May 18, 2007) - The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) today announced the award of a grant to establish the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) as the latest addition to the board’s comprehensive program to reduce tobacco use. The announcement of the award of $4 million over a five-year period was made Friday at a meeting of the TSET Board of Directors in Tulsa.

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 27, 2006) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $2 million in grants to reduce tobacco use among four populations in Oklahoma. Funded with investment earnings from the tobacco settlement endowment, the Addressing Tobacco in Specific Populations grants provide up to $100,000 per year for five years to reduce tobacco use among four identified populations:

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 29, 2005) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $1.8 million in grants to 16 local coalitions to implement the Communities of Excellence program to reduce tobacco use in Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 8, 2004) - The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust today announced the award of nearly $1.5 million in grants to 20 local coalitions to reduce tobacco use in Oklahoma.

"The Communities of Excellence grants program challenges local coalitions to build on their experience in tobacco control and other health issues to develop comprehensive programs that reduce tobacco use throughout the community," said Susan BizË, Chair of the Board of Directors.

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 13, 2003) - During a two-day strategic planning retreat November 7 and 8, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers, established meeting dates for 2004 and authorized funding for four major initiatives in tobacco use prevention and cessation.

Robert McCaffree, M.D. was honored for his two terms as the founding Chair of the Board of Directors, having served in that capacity since August 2001. Oklahoma laws limit the service of the Board Chair to no more than two consecutive one-year terms.

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Julie Bisbee

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