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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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Report: Oklahoma failing in efforts to reduce tobacco use

Oklahoma’s leaders “failed to do enough to implement proven-effective tobacco control policies that would save lives,” states the 15th annual “State of Tobacco Control.” The report, released Wednesday, evaluates tobacco control policies on state and fede
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jan 25, 2017 18:22
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[Oklahoma] TSET grants and programs work at the local level to support healthy lifestyles

Grants funded by Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) works with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles. “We know that the greatest impact on heal
The Oklahoman
added Jan 14, 2017 19:36
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[Oklahoma] Billion-Dollar Tobacco Settlement Endowment Off-Limits for Teacher Raises

Miller said. "That's irresponsible. Those are not recurring revenue streams that will pay for a recurring expenditure." TSET manages roughly $1 billion. It and its annual earnings are spoken for.
Public Radio Tulsa (Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU)
added Dec 23, 2016 01:34
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[Oklahoma] Long-term Quit Rates in Fax-Referred as Compared to Self-Referred Tobacco Quitline Registrants

Although differences in sociodemographics, tobacco use behavior, and Helpline services were observed between fax-referred registrants and self-callers, quit outcomes at follow-up did not differ. This observational study has important implications for tob
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Jan 5, 2017 15:59
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National Report: Oklahoma Ranks 3rd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

ranks 3rd nationwide in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit...Oklahoma is spending $23.5 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 55.6 percent of the $42.3 million recommended by the Centers
PR Newswire
added Dec 14, 2016 21:41
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