Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sooner Pride: Our Love for Snuff (Really)

We've long been proud, if that's the word, of Oklahoma's status as the number one state for locking up women.

That's right, Sooner fans, Oklahoma has more women in prison per capita than any other state.

We're number 1! Woo-hoo!

Now we learn that Oklahoma has one of the nation's highest rates of smokeless tobacco use by high school males. The Tulsa World reports this week that the national average is 9 percent. In Oklahoma, it's 23 percent.

Chewing tobacco and snuff use strikes us as a nasty—not to mention dangerous—habit. It's also one that Oklahoma's macho high school boys might want to consider kicking sooner, not later.

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