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[Oklahoma] Capitol Insider: Is It A Tax? A Fee? Some Historical Perspective

In the brief, plaintiffs argue the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee, or the “Smoking Cessation Act,” “flagrantly violates” the Oklahoma constitution.... The suit asserts the cigarette fee is really a tax, and was relabeled only because lawmakers struggled to
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jul 8, 2017 14:39
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[Oklahoma] BOK CENTER GOES SMOKE-FREE

The use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers and similar products will be prohibited and "strictly enforced", according to their website. The decision was to "protect our guests and employees, and we have identified this area as an opportunity to enh
KRMG (Tulsa, OK)
added Jun 30, 2017 22:58
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Oklahoma Cigarette Fee Under Fire

Oklahoma’s “Smoking Cessation and Prevention Act of 2017” may be going up in smoke. Although Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) signed the act (SB 845) into law on May 31, the constitutionality of the law is being questioned in a pending lawsuit because o
Tax Foundation
added Jun 27, 2017 01:36
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[Oklahoma] The not so hidden cost of tobacco addiction

These addictions are expected to decline, or at least become more affordable to beat, if a proposed $1.50 cigarette tax passes constitutional muster as part of the ongoing state Supreme Court challenge to the legislature-passed, governor-signed budget ag
Ardmore (OK) Daily Ardmoreite
added Jun 25, 2017 17:42
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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Big tobacco quick to challenge $1.50 fee

Certainly the smoking manufacturers have not suddenly become altruistic in challenging the law as unconstitutional, as they are mostly interested in continuing to sell and profit from a product that is a primary cause of death and health problems.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jun 22, 2017 13:53
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[Oklahoma] FRIEDMAN: Butt for a tax

The relentless, rapacious cigarette lobby on one side; cowed, dissembling state legislators on the other. It’s tough to know who not to root for. If the lawsuit is successful and the state Supreme Court throws out SB 845 for being unconstitutional, that
Tulsa Voice
added Jun 22, 2017 13:41
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Oklahoma medical notes for Sunday, June 18, 2017

Woods has been tobacco-free since utilizing the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline in 2006. ...The helpline connects registered users with specially-trained quit coaches who provide support and help build a customized plan to quit. Free text and email support and
The Oklahoman
added Jun 19, 2017 04:08
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[Oklahoma] Capitol Insider: What Happens If The Supreme Court Finds The Cigarette Fee Unconstitutional?

the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. If the court finds the fee unconstitutional, those agencies will los
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 17, 2017 14:15
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Tobacco Companies Sue Oklahoma Government Over New Tax On Cigarettes ($$)

joined Oklahoma tobacco wholesalers in filing a writ of prohibition to the state Supreme Court over the government’s attempt to pass a tax that would require tobacco wholesalers to pay an additional $1.50 per pack of cigarettes (James P. Naifeh, et al. v.
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 14, 2017 21:08
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EDITORIAL: Legal challenge to Oklahoma tobacco "fee" is no surprise

The lawsuit also notes that most of the revenues to be generated aren't designated for smoking-related purposes. Instead, they are set to go primarily to the state's mental health agency, the Department of Human Services and the agency that runs Oklahoma
NewsOK
added Jun 13, 2017 21:01
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