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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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[Oklahoma] Bills would target tobacco funds

some Oklahoma lawmakers are turning hungrily to one of the state’s biggest heaps of public cash. The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, valued at $1.1 billion, has become a tempting target for legislators who want to redirect the flow of TSET funds to c
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 13, 2018 16:56
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EDITORIAL: Oklahoma lawmakers should focus on reducing tobacco use

lawmakers have not only failed to raise cigarette taxes, but have also put little focus on advancing those alternative measures. “Oklahoma is woefully behind in tobacco policy,” said John Woods, executive director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endow
The Oklahoman
added Feb 10, 2018 02:08
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[Oklahoma] Edmondson ready to fight for tobacco money -- again

Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson is ready to fight to keep money from the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust from going up in smoke. That’s what Edmondson is convinced will happen if some state legislators succeed in an
McAlester (OK) News Capital & Democrat
added Feb 8, 2018 19:07
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[Oklahoma] Program helps to stop mothers from smoking

Through the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health Tobacco Prevention Program, another program aims to help Natives stop smoking tobacco. It is targeted at mothers-to-be and their newborn baby. TPP Program Specialist Arlene Davis said the program,
Mvskoke Media
added Feb 5, 2018 22:41
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[Oklahoma] Comanche County Makes Strides In Healthy Lifestyles

"We have cheap cigarettes in Oklahoma and that is helping increase the burden of smoking on our state," he said. The direct cost of medical care for smokers in Oklahoma is $1.62 million a year, he said, and $1.72 billion in health expenditures can be li
Lawton (OK) Constitution
added Feb 3, 2018 13:35
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[Oklahoma] 'Through With Chew' week encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit Feb. 18-24

. In support of the event, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is reminding Oklahomans of some common triggers and helpful alternatives to smokeless tobacco.
Chickasha (OK) Express-Star
added Feb 1, 2018 23:46
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[Oklahoma] The case for and against tapping the tobacco fund to bolster state services

“Nobody can argue that TSET hasn’t had some impact on smoking or cigarettes. But I think there’s huge concern about where else they’ve spent money,” ... Few states have protected their tobacco settlement money like Oklahoma. Most states have diverted the
The Oklahoman
added Feb 1, 2018 21:46
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Oklahoma ranks high on efforts to fight tobacco

Oklahoma is spending more to combat tobacco use than most states — but it still isn't close to what experts think is needed. Oklahoma ranks seventh on spending to curb tobacco use, with $19 million going to anti-smoking programs in the current fiscal yea
The Oklahoman
added Jan 3, 2018 14:41
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