Tobacco Ban on Oklahoma State Property

Published 02/07 2012 03:22PM

Updated 02/07 2012 10:20PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The governor has issued an Executive Order to ban tobacco use on all state property.

The purpose of the ban is to protect the health of employees and citizens visiting state-owned properties.

The ban will drive down one of the major factors of increasing health care costs for state employees, decrease employee absenteeism and increase productivity.

The ban will become effective as of July 1, 2012, in order to give state employees the opportunity to take advantage of smoking cessation programs prior to implementation.

For more information, please call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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