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[Kentucky] Public health researchers, geologists combine to create radon risk potential maps for state, 15 counties

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, following cigarette smoking. “The triple threats of smoking, radon exposure, and secondhand smoke compound the risk of developing lung cancer in Kentucky,” says the release.
added Aug 19, 2016 10:33

[Kentucky] UofL researchers to explore the lifetime effects of cigarette smoke and genetics on infertility

In an effort to understand how specific genetic factors coupled with lifetime exposure to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke may influence a woman’s ability to conceive, University of Louisville researchers have been awarded a three-year, $440,000 gra
The Lane Report
added Aug 17, 2016 14:07

Kentucky leads the nation in cancer deaths, but falls short on policies to prevent the disease

Kentucky ranks first in deaths from cancer and has for several years, but falls short in its fight against cancer when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent it, according to an American Cancer Society report released Aug. 11.
added Aug 15, 2016 18:47

BREATHE Nursing Researchers Collaborate with Geologists to Map Radon Risks in Kentucky

Hahn hopes to use the maps to target specific geographic areas with interventions to reduce smoking rates, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, and mitigate radon potential... “The reason I am interested in radon is because of its synergy with tobacco
University of Kentucky
added Aug 15, 2016 18:41

[Kentucky, New York] Ex-Seneca Nation leader Bergal Mitchell sentenced to probation in golf course land deal

Arcara pointed to his cooperation with prosecutors, most notably in a fraud case involving untaxed overseas cigarettes in Kentucky. Mitchell testified at a trial that ended with several convictions and a $19 million judgment for the government.
Buffalo (NY) News
added Aug 12, 2016 20:09

[Kentucky] Smoke-Free Parks Celebrated in Ft. Mitchell

The new policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products in all the city’s public parks. The tobacco-free parks effort was spearheaded by the LiveWell Ft. Mitchell coalition, a group of committed community memb
River City News (Covington, KY)
added Jul 26, 2016 16:47

[Kentucky] Smokers should consider screening for lung cancer

In Kentucky, lung cancer deaths exceed deaths from breast, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancers combined. However, it’s not only a problem in Kentucky. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In it’s earliest stages
Jessamine Journal (Nicholasville, KY)
added Jul 7, 2016 22:55

[Kentucky] Study: State could save $1.7B in health-care costs by cutting smoking rate

Kentucky’s smoking rate is 26 percent, and the national average is 18 percent. The study at the University of California-San Francisco estimates that a 10 percent decline in the national rate would save $63 billion the next year in health-care costs.
Richmond (KY) Register
added Jun 24, 2016 16:40

Old Time Kentucky: Robert Summers was a rare anti-smoking advocate over a century ago

the Columbus Dispatch ran a front-page story trashing tobacco.... No doubt more than a few of editor Robert Summers’ readers and advertisers puffed, dipped and chawed. No matter, he allied the Dispatch with tobacco’s enemies. In an editor’s note to The R
added Jun 6, 2016 17:36
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[Kentucky] Crittenden County planning ban on smoking at public park

Responding to a large number of complaints by park-goers, Marion-Crittenden County Park Board is initiating a plan to make the public facility smoke-free.
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Jun 6, 2016 17:30
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