Posts Tagged ‘musicians’

Happy Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

HB2267 will be heard in the Public Health Committee NEXT Tuesday – February 21, 2012.  HB2267/Restore Local Rights is a similar bill to what we supported last year.  This bill, if passed and signed by Governor Fallin, will finally allow cities and towns the right to decide to have smoke-free public places!  Like BARS – where most musicians work.

This seems like the long hard way to get OUR workplaces smoke-free – but it is the ONLY way to undo what both the Tobacco Lobbyists (there are 14 registered tobacco lobbyists up at the Oklahoma State Capitol) and the Oklahoma Restaurant Association did in 1987.  But we CAN do it!

Check out this letter to the editor from last week’s Oklahoman:

Tobacco lobby damages Oklahoma’s health

Want to find out how you can help?  Contact Paula at:!

Until then – Happy Valentine’s Day.

Rich Gililand wants his workplace smoke-free

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Rich Gililand is a musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma and like other musicians from across the state, he wants his workplace smoke-free.  Sadly, our lawmakers aren’t listening.  They think that Oklahoma IS smoke-free. 

If you are a musician, a bartender, a cocktail waitress, or work in a restaurant/establishment with a “separately ventilated room”, you do not have the same protections from secondhand smoke that other workers in Oklahoma currently enjoy. 

“I grew up in Tulsa have played music for nearly 30 years and for 30 years smoked about a pack a day. Breathing other peoples smoke in 400 smoke filled bars here and in Canada. In April 2 years ago I under went a quad bypass, at 53 yrs old!!!!!!! Long story short I don’t recomend the method but WHATEVER you have to do to quit, QUIT, and don’t play smoky bars. Still play/write and am releasing my 2nd CD in July I am now a disciple of SMOKE FREE and preach SMOKE FREE at every show.” -Rich Gililand/Musician

Join other Oklahoman’s like Rich and sign on to our petition, because EVERYONE, no matter where they work, has the right to breathe smoke-free air.

Going smoke-free will NOT hurt buisness!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Soundpony Tulsa supports Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Watch as Soundpony in Tulsa show support for Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma.

Soundpony is a stand alone bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma that has been open for 4 years. They have chosen to be smoke-free for all of those years, and say that buisness is great.

Listen as the owner talks about that, “…Even the smokers don’t mind going out back to smoke.”

Show your support of ALL Oklahoma bars going smoke-free by going to :