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Kentucky Legislators Seek Statewide Increase of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Three Kentucky state representatives have proposed an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old. Reps. David Watkins, D-11; Joni Jenkins, D-44; and Tom Burch, D-30 have jointly introduced HB 299, which would increa
added Feb 7, 2016 17:50

[Kentucky] More teenagers are using e-cigs

The center, at at the University of Kentucky, lists several other problems with e-cigarettes, including: e-cigarettes are not a proven cessation aid and could derail true cessation attempts; some e-cigarettes are marketed as “green” and “healthy,” which
Richmond (KY) Register
added Feb 4, 2016 19:42

[Ohio] Kentucky city bans e-cigarette usage in public space

Vaping in public places is now illegal in Ashland, Kentucky. Amy Jeffers, director of Pathways Regional Prevention Center, stood before the board and cited findings by a California-based study as she spoke out against “second-hand vaping.” “What is call
Ashtabula (OH) Star-Beacon
added Jan 30, 2016 22:46

CDC Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets Kentucky

Kentucky has the highest smoking rate in the U.S. at 30.2 percent, according to the most recent Gallup-Healthways report. Diane Beistle, from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, said 2016 offers the opportunity for the advertisements to focus on new hea
WFPL 89.3 (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 26, 2016 22:10

[Kentucky] Evansville Parks Board passes tobacco ban for city parks

ban for all 65 city-owned parks. The ban was passed Wednesday afternoon by a 4 to 1 vote. Parks board members said they wanted a healthy environment for the community, especially since children and elderly people use the parks. They also say public opin
WAVE 3 TV (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 20, 2016 22:33

[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Curb smoking to curb Medicaid costs

In fact, there is probably no more cost-effective way to advance Bevin’s goals than taking Kentucky smoke-free, considering the experiences of Lexington, Louisville and the 23 other Kentucky municipalities that have enacted smoke-free laws.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jan 16, 2016 13:32
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Smoking ban would cut health expenses ($$)

A new poll about attitudes toward smoke-free legislation in Kentucky confirms what has been clear for at least a few years now. Most adults — 66 percent, according to the Kentucky Health Impact Poll released Monday — support a statewide ban on smoking for
Kentucky New Era
added Jan 8, 2016 01:30

[Indiana, Kentucky] Police: E-cigarette malfunction causes personal injury crash

Leblanc, owns the 5 Kentuckiana Derb-e-cigs locations and also represents the Kentucky Smoke Free Association.......He says e-cig users and people in general should not be alarmed after this uncommon crash. “It’s extremely, extremely rare. We don't see i
WHAS-TV Channel 11 (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 7, 2016 05:00

[Kentucky] E-cigarette sparks jail fire ($$)

A fire started by a shorted-out electronic cigarette caused an evacuation of cells but only minor damage Monday at the Daviess County Detention Center. Firefighters were called to the detention center shortly before noon to a report of a fire in Buildin
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jan 5, 2016 18:56

[Kentucky] Poll Shows Steady Support for Statewide Smoke-Free Law in KY

Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says lawmakers should take notice that support from Kentuckians is holding firm. "I think it sends a clear signal that support for smoke-free environments isn't going away," says
Public News Service (PNS)
added Jan 5, 2016 18:13
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