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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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[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
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Apr 28, 2016 20:19
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Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

Miller said 75 percent of the annual receipts, or $57 million, went immediately into the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund as required by the Oklahoma Constitution. “The endowment is generating investment income to fund vital work supported by the
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Apr 27, 2016 17:56
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[Oklahoma] Jonathan Small and Michael LaFaive: Cigarette tax hike will increase criminal activity

Raising the state tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack would result in a 700 percent increase in cigarette smuggling into Oklahoma, among other consequences. Cigarettes are a legal product. Those who use cigarettes are usually those who strongly prefer the
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 27, 2016 15:11
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[Oklahoma] Exploding e-cigarette leaves teen with 3rd degree burns

The intense, burning reaction was the product of an e-cigarette in his pocket and coins he collected as change from a drink purchase on his way to work. When Dunn hit his thigh, he said the coins shifted in his pocket, coming into contact with the batte
AOL News
added May 16, 2016 09:00
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[Oklahoma] VIDEO: “I have never felt anything like that before,” Exploding e-cigarette leaves teen injured

The intense, burning reaction was the product of an e-cigarette in his pocket and coins he collected as change from a drink purchase on his way to work. When Dunn hit his thigh, he said the coins shifted in his pocket, coming into contact with the batte
KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:36
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