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FOR RELEASE: May 19, 2003
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
News Conference Slated for Tuesday

What: News Conference -- It’s About Health, It’s About Time

When: Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 1 p.m.

Where: Governor’s Large Conference Room
Second Floor, State Capitol

Featuring: The Honorable Brad Henry, Governor

Tom Adelson, Cabinet Secretary for Health

Richard Barnes, Chair, Oklahoma Alliance on Health or Tobacco

Greg Main, Board Member, Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
(Invited)

Background: Legislative proposals currently in committee will ensure clean indoor air in most public places and workplaces. Such legislation is actively supported by a large majority of Oklahomans, according to numerous statewide polls. Speakers at this news conference will issue a call to action to legislators to complete the important work that will assure landmark legislation is in place to protect Oklahomans from the health effects of secondhand tobacco smoke.

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