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[Oklahoma] Local City Ordinance Bans Tobacco on City Owned Property

Residents of Tishomingo proposed the tobacco-free city owned-and-operated properties ordinance for the third time...city council voted to ban tobacco products from city owned and operated property. Laura Woods, along with others from the Johnston county h
KTEN NBC 10 (Ada, OK)
added Mar 9, 2017 14:36
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[Oklahoma] Chaloupka: Don’t trust tobacco industry on cigarette taxes

As Oklahoma lawmakers consider options to address a major budget shortfall, the tobacco industry is hoping to avoid some key facts. The truth is that raising the state cigarette tax by at least $1.50 a pack would bring significant, long-lasting health an
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Mar 3, 2017 22:16
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax expert says state could see millions and health benefits

Oklahoma would raise millions in new tax revenue and save thousands of lives by raising the cigarette tax to $1.50 per pack, a tobacco taxation expert said Tuesday. Frank J. Chaloupka, an economist who has extensively researched tobacco taxation, said dur
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World editorial: Legislators move to tamper with the voter-approved Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust

Voters knew what they were doing when they set up the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. It was created the way it was as a message to legislators: Hands off! There’s plenty of problems available for legislators to solve. It’s hard to understand why the
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 1, 2017 15:31
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Smoking ban in vehicles with children clears Oklahoma panel

Legislation that would ban smoking in vehicles containing children has cleared an Oklahoma House committee. The House Public Health Committee voted 7-1 Tuesday for the bill by Democratic Rep. Donnie Condit of McAlester. It now goes to the full House for
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 22, 2017 01:51
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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Second-hand smokers need helping hand

Oklahoma has a poor rating in regard to overall health...Our governor, before her re-election, promised to address this issue during this term. To date, I am unaware of any accomplishment. She has given lip service to an attempt to raise the cigarette tax
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 18, 2017 21:53
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Cigarette recycling stations in downtown Oklahoma City keep thousands of smokes off streets

Since August, more than 15,000 butts have been collected at 23 aluminum and fire-resistant cigarette waste recycling stations installed on downtown light poles.
The Oklahoman
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax increase advanced by House committee, but passage into law not assured

A proposed $1.50 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax backed by Republican leaders and the Oklahoma State Chamber lumbered from the House Appropriations and Budget Committee late Monday afternoon on a less-than-overwhelming vote. As now written,
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 15, 2017 01:25
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Oklahoma House panel OKs governor's $1.50 cigarette tax plan

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 a pack to help pay for health care has passed its first legislative hurdle. The Republican-controlled House Appropriations and Budget Committee voted 17-10 to advance the measure to
KJRH-TV CBS Channel 2 (Tulsa, OK)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:48
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[Oklahoma] Smoking costs Americans millions

Oklahoma was listed at No. 16 (No. 1 is the best) with a $1,306,953 cost per smoker per lifetime and $25,627 cost per year. America has an estimated 36.5 million tobacco users. The report calculated the potential monetary losses — including the lifetim
Tulsa (OK) Beacon
added Feb 10, 2017 02:23
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