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Oklahoma health notes: TSET wins award

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust received an award at the Society of Health and Physical Educators America Convention... TSET oversees Oklahoma's share of the proceeds from a national lawsuit against cigarette companies. It uses some of that money
The Oklahoman
added Apr 4, 2018 05:52
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Oklahoma Cigarette Tax Increase Is a Big Win for Kids and Health

It is terrific news for Oklahoma’s kids and health that the Legislature has approved – and Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law – a $1 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax. The cigarette tax increase is a win-win-win solution for Oklahoma – a hea
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 30, 2018 15:52
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NOEL: Nonprofit director: Secondhand smoke hits close to home for Oklahoma blacks

More than one in five black residents allows smoking in their homes, compared with fewer than one in six white citizens...iding Right Inc., an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit that addresses health and socioeconomic disparities involving African-Americans,
The Oklahoman
added Mar 10, 2018 15:54
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[Oklahoma] Revamped anti-smoking ordinance covers vaping

Updates to the city of Tahlequah's ordinance related to the prohibition of smoking in indoor public places and workplaces states that "no person or entity shall permit the placement of ash receptacles, such as ash trays or ash can" in places where smokin
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Mar 1, 2018 17:31
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[Oklahoma] Theodore H. Noel II: Cigarettes are a smoldering threat to social justice

As Black History Month 2018 draws to a close, we must remember that the hard work toward a better life for all is not confined to history books...One important area is health; tobacco use in particular, which kills an estimated 7,500 Oklahomans each year.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 28, 2018 17:43
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[Oklahoma] Theodore H. Noel II: Cigarettes are a smoldering threat to social justice

As Black History Month 2018 draws to a close, we must remember that the hard work toward a better life for all is not confined to history books...One important area is health; tobacco use in particular, which kills an estimated 7,500 Oklahomans each year.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 28, 2018 17:43
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[Oklahoma] Few PCPs provide patients with information regarding e-cigarettes

Primary care physicians were frequently not their patients’ main source of information when it came to e-cigarette use, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Given the emergence of widespread
Healio.com
added Feb 27, 2018 21:28
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EDITORIAL: Tobacco tax failure highlights Oklahoma legislative dysfunction

We have supported raising the tax by $1.50 per pack, as has a large majority of the public and a large majority of lawmakers... Support for the tobacco tax runs deep across Oklahoma. Legislators should end the posturing and pointless partisanship, back t
The Oklahoman
added Feb 25, 2018 17:04
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[Oklahoma] Bill allows prison canteens to sell smokes to inmates

State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, said the nearly six-year ban on cigarettes sales and smoking inside prisons has caused nothing but problems for inmates, wardens and correctional employees. He’s proposing a controversial measure that would allow inmate
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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[Oklahoma] Can TSET save the state budget?

It is not as simple as just writing a check. Because of the constitutional framework the agency’s funds are not available to be used for general revenue. Still, lawmakers say there may be a way to stay within the rules TSET and allow the trust funds to
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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