Oklahoma program targets tobacco use in black population

Guiding Right Inc. is working with ministers and businesses to discourage tobacco use among black Oklahomans.

BY KEN RAYMOND Published: October 9, 2012
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Ministers in some of Oklahoma’s black churches are spreading a new message: Tobacco is dangerous. Don’t use it.

That’s according to Guiding Right Inc., an Oklahoma City-based agency that seeks to eliminate health disparities in at-risk populations. The organization is partnering with black churches, hair salons and barber shops to discourage tobacco use.

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