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[Kentucky] BLAIR: Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House’s ‘regressive’ taxes on opioids, cigarettes

The second misguided tax hike under consideration is an 83 percent increase in the state cigarette tax. Cigarette tax hikes are often sold as a way to raise significant tax revenue from disfavored people — smokers. Like a tax on prescription medicines, h
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 14, 2018 17:02
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Warning: Your tax dollars have been supporting cigarette makers

This indirect subsidy from taxpayers to high-volume buyers of tobacco comes through a crop insurance program that provides payments so reliably they are referred to as the “insurance bonus.” It’s impossible to say how much money the tobacco quality-loss
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 13, 2018 15:15
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HACKER: Raising Kentucky's cigarette tax is good health policy and good for kids

Health advocates are calling for a $1 per pack increase in Kentucky’s state tax on cigarettes because it will reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth and pregnant women. Less smoking means healthier babies and youth and a significant reduction in th
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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Could This Be the Year for a Hefty Tobacco Tax Increase in Kentucky?

In a state where tobacco has a rich history, a movement is underway to increase Kentucky’s tax on cigarettes. Supporters say it would reduce smoking rates and save lives while opponents argue a tax hike will hurt farmers and the economy. But with the s
WKU Public Radio (Western Kentucky University)
added Mar 6, 2018 14:49
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[Kentucky] Stanford OKs first reading of city-wide smoking ban

Stanford City Council members have approved the first reading of an ordinance that bans smoking in public places and places of employment within city limits. Stanford Mayor Eddie Carter said he spoke to most of the local business owners in town and the m
The Interior Journal (Stanford, KY)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:06
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[Kentucky] 'I beat breast cancer - but the treatment side effects nearly killed me': High-flying lawyer, politician and farmer, 52, describes agonizing her battle with lymphedema

Harrod also takes care of herself, keeping in shape, eating organic, and never smoking ('Not in a million years!' she says, despite tending to the tobacco farm that's been passed down through her family).
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29
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[Kentucky] GOULSON: Cigarette tax increase will improve the health of Kentuckians

KentuckyOne Health encourages regular screenings to help detect heart disease, as well as lung cancer, early-on, because we know early detection goes a long way to enhancing treatment. While Kentuckians can find out about screening opportunities at all o
The Lane Report
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[Kentucky] Poll: Most favor raising age to buy tobacco

When it comes to raising Kentucky's legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, widespread support exists, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. In metropolitan areas such as Lexington and Louisville, more than 60 percent o
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Kentucky] 'No one deserves cancer' Area nonsmoker diagnosed with lung cancer

Nonsmokers account for at least 20 percent of lung cancer deaths annually in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. In 2017, that equaled about 30,000 people. Gooch suffers from allergies, which is one reason she shied away from second-hand
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Feb 9, 2018 22:42
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