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New Oklahoma lawmakers offer a new anti-tobacco opportunity

 

October 14, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's leading tobacco-cessation organization says there will be new opportunities to cut tobacco use when a new class of Oklahoma lawmakers takes office.

Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Executive Director John Woods unveiled proposals Wednesday to cut Oklahoma's adult smoking rate nearly in half. The Oklahoman reports the changes include raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21, increasing penalties for selling to underage people and prohibiting smoking in cars when children are present.

Earlier this year, lawmakers approved a $1-per-pack tax incr...



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