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Businesses respond to failed smoking ordinance

Publication Date: 2/18/2013
  • Author:Brittany Jeffers
  • Publication:KOKI FOX 23

The Oklahoma Senate Panel snuffed out an effort to change the states smoking law on Monday.

The bill would have allowed local governments to adopt stricter smoking ordinances than state law...

Member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Pat Marshall, tells FOX23 she was disappointed that the measure failed on Monday.

“It was just a very sad day for the health of Oklahomans,” said Marshall. She says Oklahoma needs to follow the lead of other states and allow Oklahomans to pass ordinances in their own city.

“This is about the health of our workers,” said Marshall, “We need to find ways to protect them from second hand smoke and cities should have the right to have the discussion.”

Governor Mary Fallin will be joined by community leaders and medical professionals at the state capitol on Tuesday to announce a plan to reduce smoking-related deaths and ways to combat second-hand smoke in Oklahoma.