Tobacco Stops With Me Commemorates Ten Years of Success by Unveiling Plan to Save Thousands of Oklahoma Lives and Millions of State Dollars
TSET Press Release:
More than 30 organizations partner with TSET to dramatically lower the state’s smoking rate
OKLAHOMA CITY (October 8, 2018) - Tobacco Stops With Me, Oklahoma's initiative to educate the public on the dangers of secondhand smoke and preventing tobacco use, will commemorate 10 years of improving health with a landmark announcement on October 10, 2018. Together with 30 partners from across the state, Tobacco Stops With Me will announce a new effort to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in our state.
WHO TSET and more than 30 partner organizations from across the state.
Individual interviews with organizations available immediately following announcement.
WHAT Unveiling plan to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars.
WHEN October 10, 2018, 10 a.m.
WHERE Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. | Oklahoma City, OK 73105
WHY Tobacco Stops With Me has already improved the health of Oklahomans in the last ten years. The smoking rate dropped below 20 percent for the first time in the state’s history, and youth smoking was cut in half.
Tobacco Stops With Me is a statewide campaign, funded through the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust, that provides an efficient, emotional and highly recognizable tobacco-free message for Oklahomans to rally around. By educating the public about the negative effects and impact of tobacco, the goal of Tobacco Stops With Me is to prevent and reduce tobacco use, and improve the health and quality of life of every Oklahoman. Tobacco Stops With Me aims to inspire individuals to make positive changes—not only for their own health, but for the health of the entire state as well.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working across the state, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. TSET. Better Lives Through Better Health.