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[Kentucky] Health experts make case against e-cigs, hookah

A panel of medical and public health professionals said Wednesday that given national concerns over secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes and hookah Louisville should adopt rules forbidding the use of the products in public indoor spaces... Mayor Greg Fisch
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Sep 29, 2016 19:54

[Kentucky] Tobacco-free school policies help drive youth smoking to historic lows

Kentucky’s youth smoking prevalence is at a historic low, dropping nearly 10 percentage points over the past decade. Current smoking among Kentucky high school students is 16.9 percent, down from 26.2 percent just 10 years ago, according to the 2015 Kent
Kentucky New Era
added Sep 30, 2016 21:15

Most west Kentucky public schools not 100 percent tobacco free

Most Kentucky school districts in our area are not 100 percent tobacco free. A new survey shows smoking among high schoolers in the state is down 10 percent from 10 years ago. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is urging more schools to b
WPSDTV News Channel 6 (Paducah, KY)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:14

[Kentucky] Use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy may be common, but still not considered a good idea

E-cigarettes are increasingly popular, and adult women of childbearing age are the most common users. This is especially true in Kentucky, which has the country’s second highest rate of smoking during pregnancy. Many women try to quit or reduce their sm
added Sep 28, 2016 16:26

Kentucky Officials Credit Tobacco-Free Policies for Drop in Youth Smoking Rate

The 2015 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds smoking rates among Kentucky high school students at 16.9%, down from 26.2% from a decade ago. In a news release, state officials attribute the decrease to the success of tobacco-free school policies. 35
WKMS 91.3 FM (Murray, KY)
added Sep 28, 2016 04:25

[Kentucky] Pregnant women shouldn't vape

E-cigs and similar products are fairly new, so we are still learning about their full health effects on the body and brain of developing babies, but we do know that e-cigarettes are not safe during pregnancy. Nicotine harms a fetus. E-cigarettes and othe
Medical Xpress (
added Sep 26, 2016 12:01

[Kentucky] WICKSTROM: No butts about it

they have not filed any citations against people smoking on campus, proving their policy to just be lip-service. If UK plans to inconsistently enforce this policy or avoids it all together they’d be apt to reconsider their strong-armed position and look
Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:48
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[Kentucky] Leitchfield adopts smoking ordinance

The Leitchfield City Council, in a 4-1 vote, approved the second and final reading of the city smoking ordinance on Monday, Sept. 19. Following the City Council’s approval, the city-wide ordinance prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places will go in
Grayson County (KY) News-Gazette
added Sep 21, 2016 15:10

EDITORIAL: Like other states, Kentucky should look to hospitals, tobacco tax to fund Medicaid expansion

Indiana is financing its Medicaid expansion through hospital and cigarette taxes. Bevin modeled his cutbacks on Indiana’s program but his plan oddly makes no mention of revenue... Raising Kentucky’s cigarette tax to $1 a pack, along with similar increase
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Sep 18, 2016 23:33

Early childhood development programs continue to benefit from Kentucky tobacco settlement

A child care center is the last place someone may expect to see improvements funded by a lawsuit against tobacco companies, unless the child care center is in Kentucky—the nation’s second largest tobacco producer. Sixteen years ago the Commonwealth earm
added Sep 11, 2016 00:52
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