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Cigarette tax hike set for Oklahoma House hearing

A plan to impose a new $1.50-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help prevent further cuts to Oklahoma's Medicaid program is scheduled for a key vote in an Oklahoma House committee. A House budget panel has scheduled a Monday afternoon hearing to consider the
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2016 19:47
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: Federal regulation of e-cigarettes makes sense, but should be firmer

But, in the end, e-cigarettes are a means of marketing an addictive drug, and it needs serious government regulation to protect the public.
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 12, 2016 15:55
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[Oklahoma] Voters have crushed out cigarette taxes

Asking voters to raise taxes on cigarettes hasn’t worked out well for some states. Of three states that put a cigarette tax on the ballot in the past decade, only South Dakota’s voters signed off, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State
Claremore (OK) Progress
added May 8, 2016 17:40
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Prospects brighten for cigarette tax increase in Oklahoma

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Scott Inman said he was in discussions with Fallin and House and Senate Republicans to support the cigarette tax if it was tied to an expansion of Insure Oklahoma as envisioned under a plan drawn up by the Oklahoma Heal
The Oklahoman
added May 8, 2016 17:20
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Celebrate a smokefree Mother’s Day / Free services available through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

Norman (OK) Transcript
added May 4, 2016 06:18
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco industry doubts revenue estimates of cigarette tax hike

David Sutton, a spokesman for Phillip Morris USA, said the measure, if passed, would result in some Oklahomans driving to surrounding states with lower taxes to make cigarette purchases. Oklahoma would have the highest tax rate among states in the region
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 1, 2016 20:39
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco tax for Medicaid faces challenge in state

A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the
AP - Associated Press
added May 1, 2016 19:04
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: A higher state cigarette tax is good idea ... and the state needs the money

We already have endorsed the idea of a $1.50-a-pack increase in the state cigarette tax as part of the governor’s effort to save the state’s health-care system from destruction. We thought we’d spend some time saying that it’s a good idea all by itself,
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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[Oklahoma] Big tobacco wants to snuff out cigarette tax hike

Lobbyists for tobacco giant Philip Morris have been working the Capitol, telling lawmakers the state should spend $300 million dollars it already raises from tobacco companies and smokers each year toward its ailing health care system, instead of impleme
Claremore (OK) Progress
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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[Oklahoma] No smoke and no joke: Grove's Jim Roach is fighting at 48

Coinciding with his decision to try professional boxing was his decision to end a cigarette habit that dated to his pre-teen years. “I smoked Marlboro Menthol Lights — about half a pack a day,” Roach explained. “I started smoking when I was 10 or 12 years
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 28, 2016 20:53
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