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.

“Black churches have...

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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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We're fighting an uphill battle because tobacco companies spend millions of dollars a day with their lobbyists and advertising. Our funding is only $100,000 a year for five years.”

Theodore Noel

Executive director of Guiding Right Inc., which organizes M-POWER

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