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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Deadly Ebola has nothing on tobacco

This year, 8,000 Kentuckians will die from smoking-related causes... That's far more deaths than Ebola has caused in the almost 40 years since its first diagnosis. The onus is on the legislature to act; Kentuckians should demand it.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 24, 2014 05:55

[Kentucky] US Smokeless Tobacco employees donate $55K to local charities

Employees at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company gathered early Friday morning to see seven regional nonprofit organizations receive a total of $55,000 in donations from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. “From what I’ve been told, this is the only
Kentucky New Era
added Aug 23, 2014 11:16

Rep. Mike Denham: Using tobacco to treat Ebola one of Kentucky medical breakthroughs

Kentucky may be a relatively small state, but as these examples show, we have had an out-sized influence when it comes to improving the world’s collective health. There’s every reason to believe that this trend will continue for years to come. With tha
added Aug 19, 2014 16:28

[Kentucky] Split emerges on city smoking ban

At a special called meeting Monday of the City Commission to hear first reading of the amended smoking ban ordinance, commissioners Pam Smith-Wright and Jeff Sanford expressed reservations about the ordinance while commissioners Debbie Nunley and Bob Gle
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Aug 19, 2014 07:35

[Kentucky] City to amend rules on smoking: E-cigarettes to be removed from ban

City Commission will hold a special called meeting at 2 p.m. Monday at City Hall to hear the first reading of an amended smoking ban ordinance. The original first reading of the smoking ban ordinance was held on Aug. 5. As written, the ban goes further t
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Aug 17, 2014 07:37

[Kentucky] FILLMAN/PATTERSON: Owensboro needs tougher smoking ban ($$)

A new proposal to the city commission, which was first considered at the commission meeting on Aug. 5, would ban smoking in all establishments open to the public and public spaces.
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Aug 17, 2014 07:09

[Mississippi] Kentucky cigarette manufacturer pays $750000, pleads guilty in contraband case

the payment from Tantus Tobacco LLC in a news release Tuesday. Tantus admitted that in 2008, it sold cigarettes to Charles Wells, a distributor in Hopkinsville, but helped create false documentation that it had sold the cigarettes to Jerry Burke, a whole
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 12, 2014 15:53

[Australia, Kentucky] How Owensboro tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away in a small town in Kentucky? Because of chewing tobacco, malaria, Charles Darwin and Australia. For decades, tobacco has been a solution in se
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 10, 2014 21:46

[Kentucky] CDC Director in Ky. Takes Aim at Tobacco Use

A top U.S. health official has taken aim at tobacco use as a leading contributor to several diseases during a visit to Kentucky, where tobacco remains a big cash crop. Dr. Thomas Frieden identified tobacco as the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the U
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 5, 2014 18:52

[Kentucky] Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum - The Washington Post

ZMapp, was developed by the San Diego company Mapp Biopharmaceutical. It is manufactured in Kentucky using fast-growing tobacco plants, which act as “photocopiers” to produce proteins that are extracted from the plants and processed into the drug, said a
The Washington Post
added Aug 5, 2014 16:53
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