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[Oklahoma] VIDEO: “I have never felt anything like that before,” Exploding e-cigarette leaves teen injured

The intense, burning reaction was the product of an e-cigarette in his pocket and coins he collected as change from a drink purchase on his way to work. When Dunn hit his thigh, he said the coins shifted in his pocket, coming into contact with the batte
KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:36

[Oklahoma] Okla. Tax Battle Ratchets Up Tension Between Tribes, State ($$)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s recent arbitration win in its tax dispute with the state of Oklahoma gives it a leg up as the battle shifts to the courts, but the confrontation could serve to increase friction in the already strained relationship between
added Apr 16, 2016 11:14

[Oklahoma] Medicaid providers urge passage of cigarette tax increase

urged lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack to shore up the health care delivery system. “We are joining forces today to send a critical message to legislators here at the Capitol,” said Craig Jones, Oklahoma Hospital Association presiden
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 14, 2016 02:51

Oklahoma Health Care Authority official says cigarette tax is needed to help fund Medicaid system

A proposed $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax is needed to stabilize a Medicaid system in danger of collapse, Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Nico Gomez said Thursday.
The Oklahoman
added Apr 9, 2016 13:43

ROFF: Oklahomans Latest Victims of Targeted Cigarette Tax Hike Campaign

The purported “popularity” of a particular piece of public policy should not be the end-all justification for its passage. Such is certainly the case with efforts to raise taxes on tobacco products. Many state lawmakers have labeled these tax hikes as a
Americans for Tax Reform
added Apr 8, 2016 00:21

[Oklahoma] Butt out! SWAT groups clean park, promote awareness of tobacco use

The Healthy Living Program for Cherokee County, an Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust program, hosted a celebration and clean-up day for Students Working Against Tobacco organizations. Eight groups from around Cherokee County met at the Armory M
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Mar 25, 2016 13:10

Bill to broaden tobacco fund use headed to Oklahoma Senate

A bill to allow the state to designate funds from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to Medicaid and other public health programs has cleared a state Senate committee...typically has spent most of the earnings on smoking cessation efforts and said Med
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2016 13:00

Oklahoma's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 21st Annual National Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards... These are Oklahoma's Distinguished Finalists for 2016: Avery Crawford, 13, of Noble, Okla., a seventh-grader at Curtis Inge Middle School, serves as secretary of her school’s chapter of Students Workshop Agai
Business Wire
added Feb 9, 2016 22:09

[Oklahoma] BA Student's E-Cigarette Catches Backpack On Fire, Building Evacuated

Broken Arrow High School officials have confirmed there was an evacuation of the vocational agriculture building on Friday after a student’s backpack caught fire. A spokesperson says the student had an e-cigarette in his backpack and it malfunctioned.
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:41

New report on tobacco control gives Oklahoma poor grades, including F for taxes

Oklahoma earned mostly poor grades in terms of its tobacco control policies, including an F in tobacco taxation... The state received a B in access to cessation services, a C in tobacco prevention and control program funding, a D in smoke-free air and th
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 3, 2016 14:12
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