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E-Cigarette Ban Being Planned in Oklahoma; Representative Believes it's 'More Dangerous Than Secondhand Smoke'

The leaders come up to the said decision after a representative from the Muskogee Wellness Initiative made an impassioned plea to restrict the use of the said products which he believes is "more dangerous than second-hand smoke." Dr. James Baker was join
Latinos Health
added Dec 21, 2015 12:28
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[Oklahoma] City to consider ban of e-cigarettes on city property

Muskogee's elected leaders plan to revisit in January a proposal to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products on city property, an issue roundly rejected nine months ago as "overkill." The decision was made after a representative from th
Muskogeephoenix.com (OK)
added Dec 20, 2015 19:31
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[Oklahoma] BLATT: Prosperity Policy: A matter of trust

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust represents a rare example of Oklahoma’s elected officials making a firm and long-term commitment to a crucial public policy goal. This commitment should be honored and the trust fund allowed to continue its importan
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Dec 3, 2015 05:53
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[Oklahoma] Apartment complex says fire started from a cigarette

Avondale Apartment complex managers tell Tulsa's Channel 8 that the afternoon fire started with a cigarette on a balcony and with the high winds, it spread rapidly. ...16 units are a total loss due to smoke damage. Now, 13 families are without homes toni
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:06
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[Oklahoma] Fairview bans tobacco on city property

Fairview Mayor Jared Thompson said the ban was initiated by Students Working Against Tobacco, SWAT, in an initiative for a healthier city. “Really it’s not a bad resolution to begin with,” Thompson said. “Tobacco and tobacco products in general are unhea
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Nov 23, 2015 01:25
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Oklahoma tobacco endowment eyed to fund teacher pay raise

Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises for teachers.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 20, 2015 21:49
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[Oklahoma] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money has a purpose

State lawmakers can find the revenue to increase education funding without tapping into the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. They need to be more creative.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 31, 2015 13:41
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: State should reconsider tobacco trust fund priorities Reconsider how to spend earnings

The tobacco trust money isn’t the best way to support schools. That is the responsibility of the entire state, and it ought to be paid for with general taxation.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 28, 2015 20:10
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EDITORIAL: More thoughtful approach sought on Oklahoma teacher pay raises

He wants to redirect tobacco settlement money from health programs to teacher pay...Instead, Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of most major health rankings. So Marlatt’s proposal combines bad policy with poor fiscal management. It should be shelved.
The Oklahoman
added Aug 23, 2015 15:46
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[Oklahoma] Hamilton: Golden egg not safe in lawmakers’ hands

With teacher shortages and exploding class sizes headlining back-to-school media coverage, it was only a matter of time before lawmakers took aim at the one sacrosanct pot of money left in Oklahoma: the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Aug 21, 2015 10:07
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