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[Oklahoma] Council hears complaints

Citing state law regarding smoking, Dewbre said the smoke from the bar’s clientele is supposed to be vented outside. Instead, it finds its way into her clinic. “I have a medical clinic,” she said. “I will have to close my clinic and move. This is not a
Purcell (OK) Register
added Oct 5, 2017 16:26
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[Oklahoma] After 11 Years, Tobacco Companies to Start Running Corrective Statements

Besides TV networks, cigarette packaging and major newspapers, the ads will appear in the Oklahoma City–based Black Chronicle. "Part of that settlement agreement was they had to make these confessions in predominately black newspapers, because we know t
Public Radio Tulsa (Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:56
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[Oklahoma] Wayne Greene: Cigarettes or booze? We know which is the greater menace

When abused, alcohol is dangerous, but it is not a bigger threat to our health than tobacco...CDC statistics are clear and undebatable: Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death... I hope whatever package Fallin devises to deal with the state’s
Tulsa (OK) World
added Sep 9, 2017 15:17
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects $1.50 per pack smoking-cessation fee

The approval of the $1.50 per pack increase was fought in Oklahoma state court by Reynolds American Inc., Philip Morris USA and several convenience stores, wholesalers and smokers. The law was set to go into effect in late August.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 14, 2017 15:13
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax struck down

The lawsuit was brought by tobacco companies. The court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue raising measures and tax increases. The ruling has sparked much discussion statewide. Here are some statements put out
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 11, 2017 14:10
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TOBACCO v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA: APPLICATION TO ASSUME ORIGINAL ,JURISDICTION AND PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND WRITS OF PROHIBITION AND/OR MANDAMUS (PDF)

DECLARATORY RELIEF GRANTED. SECTIONS 2, 7, 8, AND 9 OF SB 845 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Combs, C.J., Gurich, V.C.J., Kauger, Winchester, Edmondson, Rei±: and Wyrick, JJ., concur. Watt and Colbert, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
TownNews.com
added Aug 13, 2017 02:59
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[Oklahoma] Vocal response to cigarette 'fee' ruling

Lawmakers and the public had plenty to say Thursday after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a bill that put a $1.50 fee on every pack of cigarettes. The fee would have raised $215 million for health agencies, but the court said it was unconstitution
The Oklahoman
added Aug 11, 2017 18:46
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Republican Governor Mary Fallin said invalidating the fee would cause a $215 million budget shortfall. Most of the revenue created by the passage in May of the "cessation" fee - $1.50 per pack of cigarettes - was earmarked for health and human services ag
Reuters
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Oklahoma] Okla. Supreme Court Tosses State's New $1.50 Cigarette Tax ($$)

ruling the hastily enacted law violated constitutional provisions meant to discourage the raising of new taxes. Despite “extraordinary” arguments from the state that the fee was not a tax and was intended to discourage smoking, the Supreme Court of Oklah
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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Oklahoma Democratic leaders call for special session after cigarette fee struck down

Democratic leaders of the Oklahoma Legislature are calling for a special session after the state Supreme Court ruled a cigarette tax unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a $1.50 per pack "tobacco cessation fee" passed by the legislature to
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 10, 2017 19:18
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