tobacco http://kgou.org en CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products http://kgou.org/post/cvs-stop-selling-tobacco-products Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cvs-caremark-to-stop-selling-tobacco-at-all-cvspharmacy-locations-243662651.html" target="_blank">announced Wednesday</a> that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:41:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22597 at http://kgou.org CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products U.S. Judge Sides With Comanches In Tobacco Dispute http://kgou.org/post/us-judge-sides-comanches-tobacco-dispute <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge in&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;City is siding with the Comanche Nation in a dispute with the governor's office over the state's tobacco compact with the southwest&nbsp;</span><font color Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:04:51 +0000 Associated Press 17658 at http://kgou.org U.S. Judge Sides With Comanches In Tobacco Dispute Tobacco Funds Certified For Health Programs http://kgou.org/post/tobacco-funds-certified-health-programs <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 19.488636016845703px;">The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors on Wednesday certified a little more than $35 million from the 2013 fiscal year to be used by the board of directors in FY14. </span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:47:47 +0000 eCapitol & Emily Summars 12110 at http://kgou.org Tobacco Funds Certified For Health Programs Tribal Tobacco Compacts Anger Convenience Store Owner http://kgou.org/post/tribal-tobacco-compacts-anger-convenience-store-owner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Tulsa-based convenience store chain is welcoming negotiations on tobacco compacts between the state and&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;tribes.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:02:42 +0000 Associated Press 10884 at http://kgou.org Tribal Tobacco Compacts Anger Convenience Store Owner Fallin Signs State Property Smoking Ban http://kgou.org/post/fallin-signs-state-property-smoking-ban <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Monday allowing cities and counties to restrict tobacco use at parks, libraries, golf courses, baseball fields and other properties beginning Nov. 1.</span></p><p>The bill by State Sen. Frank Simpson (R-Ardmore) and State Rep. Pat Ownbey (R-Ardmore) also formalizes Fallin’s executive order issued last year banning tobacco use in state-owned buildings and on state property.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:15:54 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 4917 at http://kgou.org Fallin Signs State Property Smoking Ban Looking Ahead to Local Control of Tobacco Regulation http://kgou.org/post/looking-ahead-local-control-tobacco-regulation <p></p><p></p><p>Last month, <a href="http://www.ok.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> announced her plans to support an initiative petition in 2014 to change the way tobacco is regulated in Oklahoma.</p><p>“A direct vote to the people is very new, and is a dramatic new tactic to repeal tobacco control preemption in Oklahoma,” said <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/G/Michael.S.Givel-1/" target="_blank">Michael Givel</a>, a University of Oklahoma political scientist and the co-author of the upcoming book <a href="https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739176924"><em>Heartland Tobacco War</em></a>, out this summer.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:50:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Brian Hardzinski 2352 at http://kgou.org Looking Ahead to Local Control of Tobacco Regulation