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Tobacco fund Money to Help Ease Oklahoma Physician Shortage

Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is announcing a six-year, $3.8 million grant to help address a shortage of physicians in the state. Trust officials announced Monday a partnership with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2016 20:19

Proposed cigarette tax increase for Oklahoma passes first major test

A proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack passed its first major test Monday in the Legislature. The state House of Representative Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget approved House Bill 3210 by a vote of 16-11.
The Oklahoman
added May 17, 2016 20:19

Up In Smoke? Cigarette Tax Faces Lobbying Headwinds In Oklahoma

forces opposing the tax include tobacco companies, cigarette retailers and conservative anti-tax advocates in a state with one of the nation’s highest smoking rates. “There is no bigger lobby than the tobacco lobby,” said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, who intr
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 16, 2016 19:50

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

[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

[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

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

Celebrate a smokefree Mother’s Day / Free services available through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

Norman (OK) Transcript
added May 4, 2016 06:18

[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

[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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