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Governors for Smoke-free Air

Bipartisan support in Kentucky and Oklahoma

Editor
Feb 7, 2013

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Underscoring the bipartisan backing for smoke-free laws, Kentucky’s Democratic governor and Oklahoma’s Republican governor have highlighted their support for such laws in their state-of-the-state speeches this week.

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posted February 07, 2013

How Important is it to be 100% Smoke Free?

Let CBS News show you how unhealthy the smokiest cities look

Editor
Mar 28, 2011

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CBS News, with the help of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, has found some of the smokiest cities in America and shows exactly why: They're places where elected officials have refused to take strong action to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air.

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posted March 28, 2011

Smoke-Free Battle in Oklahoma Shows How Far Big Tobacco Will Go to Protect Profits

A baker’s dozen of lobbyists work to thwart health gains

Editor
Mar 14, 2011

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In the spirit of Nick Naylor, the fictitious tobacco-industry lobbyist lampooned in the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking, lobbyists seeking to keep Oklahoma cities and towns from setting their own smoke-free policies are enjoying a business boom.

The Oklahoman reports that big tobacco companies have hired at least 13 lobbyists to try to defeat legislation that would let cities regulate smoking in public places.

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posted March 14, 2011

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