The American Heart Association will be supporting an update of Oklahoma's Smoking in Public Places Act in next year's legislative session.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Control Coalition, an American Heart Association partner, held their second meeting to discuss plans to introduce new smoke free legislation in 2019. Oklahoma's Smoking in Public Places Act has numerous loopholes that adversely effect the health of Oklahomans including allowing smoking in bars and hotels. The Tobacco Control Coalition is advocating for these loopholes to be closed.
The second meeting saw a large increase in the number of organizations joining the American Heart Association on this effort, along with progress made on the overall campaign plan and strategy. The next meeting will be held at the end of the month and will focus on finalizing the draft legislation and working further on strategy.
If you or your organization would like to join the Oklahoma Tobacco Control Coalition in this effort, contact Jordan Endicott at the American Heart Association at [email protected].