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Speaker Wright Holds Interim Study

House Speaker Pro Tem Harold Wright of Weatherford held an interim study yesterday before the House Health Services and Long-Term Care Committee to examine modernization to the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act as a way to address second-hand smoke exposure and related illnesses in Oklahoma. Presenters said that even brief exposure to smoke or second-hand smoke leads to increased risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease.