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[Kentucky] The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

Smoking increases lung cancer risk by up to 14 times—not enough to account for all the cases in the region....The most likely explanation is that many carcinogens are mixing together: adding radon or asbestos to smoking pushes the risk up to 300 times hig
Newsweek
added Jul 28, 2015 12:21
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Kentucky Funds Hemp Company With Tobacco Money

Kentucky is giving $500,000 in grants and loans to a hemp seed processor, and they’re paying for it with money from tobacco companies...Atalo Holdings, has contracts with 30 farmers who are growing 545 acres of cannabis in accordance with Kentucky’s legal
Marijuana.com
added Jul 2, 2015 20:35
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[Kentucky] Combined effects of tobacco smoke and radon put Kentuckians at heightened risk of lung cancer

In Kentucky, a trifecta of risk factors contributes to a high prevalence of lung cancer. High smoking rates and weak or nonexistent smoke-free laws in Kentucky are undeniably linked to high rates of lung cancer, but the soil underground also poses consi
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jun 13, 2015 08:20
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Kentucky tobacco farm suits allege low pay, poor housing

Lawsuits has been filed against five tobacco farms in Kentucky by migrant workers claiming they were paid insufficient wages and forced to live in deplorable conditions despite being hired through the federal H-2A program.
Farm World
added Jun 11, 2015 10:49
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[Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia] Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing States: where tobacco was king.

The environment has changed in the tobacco-growing states, following a fracture of the alliance between the tobacco companies and their former allies. To continue this progress, health advocates should educate the public and policymakers on the changing r
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:39
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[Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia] GLANTZ: New paper, "Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states: where tobacco was king," shows why progress is happening there

Amanda Fallin and I just published "Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states: where tobacco was king" in Millbank Quarterly that explains why, after years of lagging the rest of the country, progress on tobacco control is now taking place there
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:37
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[Kentucky] Lawsuits allege migrant workers exploited

three federal lawsuits allege that between 2013 and this year 39 workers from Mexico were paid substandard wages, lived in squalid housing, and some were threatened with jail or deportation if they complained. Some workers, the lawsuits claim, lived as vi
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added May 30, 2015 10:58
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Lawsuits allege abuse of temporary farm workers in Kentucky tobacco country

Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less... Three separate lawsuits filed this week in Kentucky allege numerous abuses of the H-2A program by the handful of farm
AP - Associated Press
added May 30, 2015 10:50
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Calling more Smokebusters

The team — made up of seven fourth-graders — researched, drafted and successfully advocated for a smoke-free ordinance that the Middlesboro City Council enacted ... Is there any way we could get them to Frankfort?
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added May 29, 2015 09:48
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[Kentucky] Advocates fear letter from KACo to counties could hurt local smoke-free efforts

concerned that efforts to pass local ordinances against smoking in public buildings could be undercut by an insurer's letter warning counties of potential rate increases if they get sued over such measures.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added May 16, 2015 13:09
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