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"The American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society opposes all forms of preemption of state and local tobacco control authority. The ability of any government entity to enact tobacco control legislation is a cornerstone of an effective tobacco control policy. There is no trade-off worth the price of preempting a state or community's right to pass tobacco legislation."

American Lung Association
Policy Principle on Tobacco, April 1999

Oklahoma

Oklahoma law expressly preempts any local regulation of smoking in public places. Oklahoma residents want to restore local control to their communities, and efforts are underway to increase support for restoring local control. Visit SmokefreeOklahoma to learn about restoring local control and how to support all Oklahomans' right to breathe smokefree air.

Oklahoma state law currently prohibits smoking in some indoor workplaces, with exceptions for private offices, separately ventilated smoking rooms, and owner-occupied workplaces not open to the public. Restaurants may have smoking and nonsmoking sections, if they have separately ventilated smoking rooms. Bars, bingo parlors, and retail tobacco stores are exempt from any smoking regulations. To learn about the smokefree law, visit BreatheEasyOK.

Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Oklahoma.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Oklahoma's 2016 Legislative Session: February 1 - May 27

 


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