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Oklahoma officials pursue tobacco "moon shot"

if the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust succeeds with what its director calls a “moon shot” goal to cut the state's smoking rate nearly in half.... One proposal is to raise to 21 (from 18) the age at which a person legally can buy tobacco, and increase
NewsOK
added Oct 18, 2018 16:28
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[Oklahoma] Shawnee City Commission: Smoking policy decision delayed

At the council meeting, Mayor Richard Finley said the board had discovered an error in the proposed smoking ordinance and suggested the item be deferred. There was no mention of what the error was. The board unanimously agreed to defer the proposal.
Shawnee (OK) News-Star
added Oct 18, 2018 05:29
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[Oklahoma] Smoking policy, NRC annexation on Shawnee City Commission agenda

Commissioners may approve an ordinance that would amend city code as it pertains to the use of tobacco products and vapor products. “It is the intent of the City Commission — in enacting this ordinance — to provide for the public health, safety and welfa
Shawnee (OK) News-Star
added Oct 14, 2018 15:35
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[Oklahoma] Anti-tobacco group sees opportunity for new restrictions in new lawmakers

Woods, executive director of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut Oklahoma’s adult smoking rate nearly in half. It includes some major policy shifts, such as raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21; prohibiting smoki
Tulsa (OK) World
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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LIVE WELL: Oklahoma's smoking policies don't stack up

Oklahoma’s current smoking rate is 20.1 percent is and this combined with the lack of comprehensive smokefree policies at the state level leaves many Oklahomans, especially children, vulnerable to the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. “
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Oct 7, 2018 19:29
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[Oklahoma] LIVE WELL: The dangers of Juul

The nicotine concentration found in Juul makes it especially harmful to teenagers. While the small and sleek design of the Juul device makes it seem harmless, one Juul pod contains 5 percent nicotine by weight, while most other e-cigarette and vape produ
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Sep 17, 2018 19:33
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[Oklahoma] Bartlesvile City Council votes to ban smoking in city parks

The Bartlesville City Council voted unanimously this week to ban smoking in city parks. City ordinances prohibit smoking within 50 feet of playgrounds, courts or bleachers/stands used at public events. Smoking includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping an
KRMG (Tulsa, OK)
added Sep 7, 2018 02:13
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[Oklahoma] State Tobacco Helpline sees increase in calls after tax

"What has been shown, and can be predicted, is that when tobacco is taxed, it encourages adults to quit smoking and encourages kids to not ever begin using tobacco," said Lora Buechele, assistant coordinator for the Cherokee County TSET Healthy Living Pr
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Aug 17, 2018 12:12
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Physician: Let's work to make Oklahoma's indoor air smoke free

As a pediatrician, one of the first questions I ask families and caregivers of my young patients is, “Is there smoking in your home?” Their answer is foundational to the guidance I provide to the families of my pediatric patients, especially if the child
NewsOK
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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Registrations double for Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline after tobacco prices increase

The July 1 cigarette and little cigar price increase has encouraged Oklahomans to quit, and thousands are reaching out to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), for free services to help quit tobacco.
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Aug 8, 2018 12:39
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