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Getting Oklahoma healthy

Publication Date: 2009-12-11
  • Author:BARBARA HOBEROCK
  • Publication:Tulsa World

Highlights of the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
TOBACCO USE PREVENTION GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • Between 2010 and 2014, enact key public policy measures including repeal of all preemptive clauses in state tobacco control laws, prohibiting use of driver’s license scans for marketing of tobacco products, and increasing taxes on tobacco products.
  • By September 2010, fully implement evidence-based health communications mass media campaigns targeting youths and young adults.
  • By December 2011, increase compliance with laws and ordinances to prevent illegal sales of tobacco to youth to 90 percent from 82 percent.
  • By Fiscal Year 2014, increase use of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline from 35,000 to 70,000 registered callers.
  • By May 2010, extend state law to eliminate smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, except in private residences; currently, Oklahoma state laws contain exceptions for certain workplaces.