Archive for April, 2011

Mark Hudspeth Wants His Workplace Smoke-free

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Musicians across the country want their workplaces smoke-free.  More and more states and cities are offering a healthy and smoke-free work environment to all employees, including musicians.  Check out this great video from our neighbors in Texas. 

What makes Texas different  from Oklahoma is that they DO have local rights.  Cities across Texas can go smoke-free and Austin is a great example!  Smoke-Free Texas is currently working towards their state becoming 100% smoke-free. 

We have collected several stories, but we are looking for more.  It could be you.  Share your story with us.  Contact Paula at:

Everybody has the right to breathe smoke-free air, no matter where they work!

Live to fight another day: HB2135/Restore Local Rights – Update and Next Steps

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Speaker of the House of Representatives Kris Steele’s bill – HB2135/Restore Local Rights – did not come up for a vote on the full House floor on Thursday, March 17th.  The 17th was the deadline for the House to clear all bills and send them over to the Senate for consideration.  HB2135  is by no means dead, but is likely dormant until next year.

Your calls, emails and communication with Legislators have made a tremendous difference in Musicans for Smoke-free Oklahoma/Breathe the Music’s efforts to restore local rights back to communities so that they can then adopt smoke-free ordinances.

M4SFO/BTM still believes and will continue to fight for every one’s right to breathe smoke-free air NO MATTER WHERE THEY WORK – and that every city needs to have local rights restored so that they can then become 100% smoke-free.

Next Steps:

Thanks for ALL that you do. Together we can make a difference!


Paula James Warlick
Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma