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FOR RELEASE: May 19, 2003
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
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
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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