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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Big tobacco quick to challenge $1.50 fee

Certainly the smoking manufacturers have not suddenly become altruistic in challenging the law as unconstitutional, as they are mostly interested in continuing to sell and profit from a product that is a primary cause of death and health problems.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jun 22, 2017 13:53
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[Oklahoma] FRIEDMAN: Butt for a tax

The relentless, rapacious cigarette lobby on one side; cowed, dissembling state legislators on the other. It’s tough to know who not to root for. If the lawsuit is successful and the state Supreme Court throws out SB 845 for being unconstitutional, that
Tulsa Voice
added Jun 22, 2017 13:41
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Oklahoma medical notes for Sunday, June 18, 2017

Woods has been tobacco-free since utilizing the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline in 2006. ...The helpline connects registered users with specially-trained quit coaches who provide support and help build a customized plan to quit. Free text and email support and
The Oklahoman
added Jun 19, 2017 04:08
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[Oklahoma] Capitol Insider: What Happens If The Supreme Court Finds The Cigarette Fee Unconstitutional?

the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. If the court finds the fee unconstitutional, those agencies will los
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 17, 2017 14:15
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Tobacco Companies Sue Oklahoma Government Over New Tax On Cigarettes ($$)

joined Oklahoma tobacco wholesalers in filing a writ of prohibition to the state Supreme Court over the government’s attempt to pass a tax that would require tobacco wholesalers to pay an additional $1.50 per pack of cigarettes (James P. Naifeh, et al. v.
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 14, 2017 21:08
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EDITORIAL: Legal challenge to Oklahoma tobacco "fee" is no surprise

The lawsuit also notes that most of the revenues to be generated aren't designated for smoking-related purposes. Instead, they are set to go primarily to the state's mental health agency, the Department of Human Services and the agency that runs Oklahoma
NewsOK
added Jun 13, 2017 21:01
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[Oklahoma] Lawmaker voices concerns about lawsuit filed against state

A Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma City is warning of deeper cuts to vital state agencies if a recent lawsuit challenging the state's new cigarette tax is upheld. The $1.50 per pack tax was passed as part of the state's $6.8 billion dollar budget for
KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jun 13, 2017 01:18
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[Oklahoma] Okla. lawmakers react to lawsuit filed over cigarette fee

The battle over Oklahoma's budget is not over. The Supreme Court will likely settle a lawsuit from tobacco companies. They argue the state broke the law when it tried to close the $878 million budget hole.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 12, 2017 22:10
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[Oklahoma] Lawmaker Predicts Special Session This Fall

Dunnington now predicts a special session will be held this fall. The main reason why is based on a lawsuit that was filed not even two weeks after the session ended. Two tobacco companies are suing the state over the cigarette fee that was passed on the
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:42
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EDITORIAL: Legal challenge to Oklahoma tobacco "fee" is no surprise

“If a cigarette tax can be a ‘smoking cessation fee,'” the lawsuit argues, “nothing stops an alcohol tax from becoming an ‘inebriation cessation fee'...lawmakers who voted for this bill may wish they had appreciated the simple concept that words matter.
The Oklahoman
added Jun 12, 2017 14:11
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