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Oklahoma lawmakers shouldn’t be promoting tobacco products

October 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Should the government of Oklahoma help tobacco companies market their products? Most of us would think that’s ridiculous, yet it’s exactly what the tobacco companies and their allies are pressing the Legislature to do.
Unfortunately, this bad idea is being taken seriously enough that a legislative committee held a hearing recently on promoting smokeless tobacco as an alternative to cigarettes. Ream more »

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Smoking law to be legislative focus for Oklahoma Board of Health

October 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Giving cities the ability to pass smoking laws stronger than state law will be the state Board of Health’s main priority during Oklahoma’s next legislative session. Oklahoma and Tennessee are the only states that restrict cities from passing smoking ordinances stricter than state law, according to the state Health Department. Ream more »

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New website shows tobacco contributions to Oklahoma lawmakers

October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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A website has been launched that features searchable databases of all campaign contributions and gifts from tobacco lobbyists to state legislators.
The website, www.tobacco.money.com, also encourages lawmakers and legislative candidates in Oklahoma to sign a pledge to not accept campaign contributions, meals or other gifts from any tobacco company political action committee or from any registered lobbyist for a tobacco company or tobacco trade association. Ream more »

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Tobacco control law insignificant: Lawmaker

October 1st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A lawmaker from the Golkar Party said that a new law on tobacco control could do little to improve the health of the country’s population.

Poempida Hidayatullah said given that many organizations had come up with anti-smoking messages, it would be redundant to pass a law banning smoking.
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Tobacco law brings changes

July 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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The cost of cigarettes rise in some stores from today as a new law banning the display of tobacco comes into force.

The Pannell Discounter in Wainoni is increasing the price of a packet of cigarettes by between 10 cents and 20 cents and between 30 cents and 50 cents for a packet of tobacco. Ream more »

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Gillette Stadium outlaws smoking

July 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Robert Kraft no longer has to worry about anyone putting out their Kools on his floor.

The Patriots announced Monday morning that smoking has been banned throughout Gillette Stadium. There had previously been designated smoking areas within the gates of the stadium, but trips to flavor country will no longer be allowed once patrons make their way through the turnstiles. Ream more »

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Tobacco giants sue Haverstraw over ban on product displays

June 28th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Seven tobacco manufacturers and the New York Association of Convenience Stores have filed a federal lawsuit against Haverstraw to challenge the village’s law that prohibits retailers from displaying tobacco products in public sight, arguing it violates their freedom of speech.
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Ministry of health wins smoky war with I&B over tobacco rules

May 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Rules restricting onscreen smoking scenes – notified by the ministry of health – can’t be set aside by the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B).
This has been conveyed by the law ministry in response to clarification sought from it, following disagreements between the health and the I&B ministries over implementation of the rules, which require running of anti-tobacco messages, scrolls and spots in movies with smoking scenes. Ream more »

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