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TOBACCO COMPANIES OWN UP TO DECEPTION – BEGIN PUBLISHING CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS

OKLAHOMA CITY –  (Tuesday, Oct. 3) –  After more than 11 years of litigation, tobacco companies found guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws, lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and marketing to children will begin publishing corrective statements next month.

Walk N’ Roll on Walk or Bike to School Day on October 4

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 28, 2017) – Shape Your Future encourages students, families, communities and schools across Oklahoma to get their daily 60 minutes of physical activity by “walking n’ rolling” during the 21st Annual Walk or Bike to School Day on Oct. 4.

Alva, OK (September 12, 2017) – Alva Public School District was honored recently for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

To receive the $5,000 incentive grant, Alva 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 cafeteria equipment.

Arnett, OK (September 11, 2017) –Arnett Public School District was honored on 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, Arnett Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. The district will be using the grant funds to purchase physical activity equipment.

Oklahoma smoking is at an all-time low with just 19.6 percent of Oklahoma adults smoking and obesity among Oklahoma adults declined for the first time since 2011, according to data released in August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Julie Bisbee

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