Oklahoma is long overdue for an update to its indoor smoking policies. The American Heart Association, and its partners in the Oklahoma Clean Air Coalition, are working to change that. And we need your help.
Every year 7500 Oklahomans die from smoking-related diseases, while the state spends $1.62 Billion on smoking-related health care costs and loses $2.1 Billion in smoking-caused lost productivity.
With financial and human costs as high as these, we can't afford to sit on the sidelines anymore. The fact is there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Adult non-smokers that are exposed to smoke in the workplace are at a 25%-30% increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Right now, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives is considering House Bill 2288, which would make all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants, smoke free. Please take a minute and follow this link to tell your legislator to support this bill and protect the health of all Oklahomans from the deadly effects of secondhand smoke.
Together, we will be a relentless force for building longer, healthier lives in Oklahoma!
Government Relations Director