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[Oklahoma] Student advocates say no to tobacco, yes to cleanup

"The whole reason why we're here is because it is tobacco-free and we're still finding cigarette butts in our park," Buechele said. "I have a daughter who's 2, and I bring here to the park to play, and secondhand smoke is so harmful. I don't want my daug
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Mar 24, 2017 17:14
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[Oklahoma] Fairland city council explores healthy living grants

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) provides Healthy Communities Incentive Grants to communities throughout Oklahoma for the purpose of supporting improved health for every Oklahoman.
Miami (OK) News-Record
added Mar 21, 2017 23:31
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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 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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