Updates matching "Oklahoma"

March 28, 2018

In response to the bill that would raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, a coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued the following statement.

March 15, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of leading health organizations Thursday released the following statement in strong opposition to a resolution that would allow the Legislature to remove current voter protections on funding for vital Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) programs: “The Legislature is considering a dangerous and ill-advised resolution

February 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly opposes the proposal to raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by only 75 cents per pack. Tobacco tax increases, when implemented correctly, decrease the number of youth who start smoking, increase the number of smokers who quit, cut health care

October 31, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new law in Oklahoma prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices goes into effect Nov. 1. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supported the measure and worked alongside lawmakers and skin cancer survivors to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 765. Young

September 20, 2017

The following letter was delivered to Gov. Mary Fallin's office on Sept. 20, 2017.

May 31, 2017
National, Oklahoma

Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that will increase the price of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. In addition to funding state health initiatives, full implementation of this increase can generate significant revenue for Oklahoma.

May 26, 2017

The Legislature passed a bill to implement a $1.50 price increase to each pack of cigarettes sold in Oklahoma.

May 16, 2017

The bill to raise cigarette taxes by 67 cents per pack is flat out wrong for Oklahoma, and the House Appropriations and Budget committee failed to protect the health of our youth by giving the state what it really needs – a cigarette tax increase that would save lives.

May 2, 2017

Senate Bill 765 will protect Oklahoma’s children from the dangers of indoor tanning.