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Oklahoma Receives $78 Million Payment From Tobacco Companies

State Treasurer Ken Miller said Friday that 75 percent of the payment, or $58.5 million, went to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund for investment. The rest is split between the Legislature for health care-related appropriations and the attorney
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 30, 2017 14:38
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa parks could go smoke-free

Dart said he's working with the city to pass an ordinance to make parks smoke-free. People we spoke with at LaFortune Park said it's a great idea. Kristin and Andrea, both mothers, said they always get uneasy when someone lights up near their children.
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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[Oklahoma] SMOKING COULD BE BANNED AT TULSA PARKS

KRMG's told the Tulsa Health Department is starting an initiative to make it happen. They're receiving support from the city council and mayor. Several residents we spoke to love the idea.
KRMG (Tulsa, OK)
added Apr 22, 2017 13:05
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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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