Yesterday, I joined the Oklahoma State Department of Health in a press conference to discuss the Institute of Medicine report that was released last week that addresses the issue of passing comprehensive smoking laws and how they reduce the risk of heart attacks associated with secondhand smoke.
Below are links to the great media coverage we received in response. The word is out that we are going to be pushing this issue during the 2010 legislative session and we don't plan on backing down. 27 other states have passed comprehensive smoking policies, it's Oklahoma's turn.
Bill could strengthen Oklahoma's smoking ban: Channel 2 in Tulsa
Health officials will try again to ban smoking in bars and restaurants: Tulsa World
Officials To Seek Smoking Ban: Fox 23
Oklahoma activists target smoking loopholes: newsok.com
Oklahoma officials to seek smoking ban: newsok.com