In order to protect the health of all state employees and visitors to state-owned properties, to drive down a significant determinant of health care costs, and to increase productivity, Gov. Fallin issued an Executive Order on February 6th, 2012 which will prohibit the use of tobacco products “on any and all properties owned, leased, or contracted for use by the State of Oklahoma, including but not limited to all buildings, land, and vehicles owned, leased or contracted for use by agencies or instrumentalities of the State of Oklahoma.” As stipulated in this Executive Order, implementation must be achieved by August 6, 2012.
This guide has been developed to assist agencies transition to a tobacco-free environment and includes several resources that will assist in planning, policy development, staff and visitor education, and tobacco cessation.
In addition to resources found in this guide, electronic versions of the tools within and additional information are available via the OSDH website. The Webpage can be accessed at
http://www.ok.gov/health/Organization/Tobacco_Free_State_Properties.html. As we progress through this planning period leading to implementation, this webpage will be updated with new material and answers to frequently asked questions. To submit questions regarding the executive order, or for clarification regarding any items within this guide, please contact OSDH at 1-866-ONLY-AIR (1-866-665-9247), or email ONLYAIR@health.ok.gov.