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Oklahoma expects more smokers to get help amid cigarette tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Public health advocates expect more Oklahoma residents to try quitting smoking as they face the state's cigarette tax increase that began this month. As many as 18,700 smokers in ... read more

Oklahomans expected to keep quitline busy after cigarette tax increase

Oklahoma City — A smoking habit got quite a bit more expensive for ... be spending their money on cigarettes,” she said. Tax increases “have a bigger public health impact than any treatment we can off... read more

Oklahoma lawmakers split on controversial cigarette tax to shrink budget shortfall

“I think it will decrease the number of smokers that we have in Oklahoma ... agency expects to cut provider rates by 25 percent. The money generated from the cigarette tax hike would go to a so-called ... read more

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Oklahoma expects more smokers to get help amid cigarette tax

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OKLAHOMA ... pack hike as a cigarette “fee” rather than a tax to try to comply with the law, he said. “If they can say we’re doing other things to combat smoking — and the tax is just one part of the ... read more

Oklahoma expects more smokers to get help amid cigarette tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public health advocates expect more Oklahoma residents to try quitting smoking as they face the state's cigarette tax increase that began this month. The Oklahoman reports that as ... read more



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