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Quit stalling; stop public smoking in state

Published: February 15, 2013

Regarding “AG rules cities can't ban smoking in parks” (News, Feb. 12): Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, when asked about whether Senate Bill 36 has a chance to be heard in his committee said, “... rather than doing this a little bit at a time, I'm saying, ‘Let's just do this all at once ... Let's decide whether or not we are going to ban tobacco smoking in Oklahoma.” They've been dancing around this issue for years. Crain should let the bill be heard and get out of the way of small governments (cities and towns) that want to actually do something to protect the health of its citizens and keep its public places free of cigarette butt litter. I don't see what he has to lose.

Margaret Aycock, Tulsa