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[Kentucky] Projected burley tobacco acreage reaches new low

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, which was released last week, projects that burley tobacco growers in Kentucky will set 57,000 acres for harvest this year. That’s down 6,000 acres from last year and a far cry from the 1
Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
added Apr 4, 2018 20:24
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Kentucky] Cigarette tax too skimpy to deter smokers, coalition says

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow is lamenting a cigarette tax hike that it thinks is unlikely to have a meaningful impact on Kentuckians’ health. Kentucky lawmakers passed a revenue bill Monday that includes a 50-cent increase to the cigarette tax
Insider Louisville
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Kentucky] Some concerned about proposed changes to city smoking ordinance

Kentucky has one of the highest percentages of smoking in the nation. With this in mind, two leaders said the goal behind the changes is to find a middle ground... The smoking ban amendments the city is considering include: banning smoking in city owned
WPSDTV News Channel 6 (Paducah, KY)
added Mar 29, 2018 02:10
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[Kentucky] McConnell looks to complete hemp’s comeback as crop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a full pardon for hemp. The Kentucky Republican on Monday previewed legislation to free the plant from its ties to marijuana and let it take root as a legitimate crop.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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Wanted: Former Kentucky tobacco farms to join fight against malaria

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center are testing a new crop: artemisia... Once known for expertise in growing tobacco, Kentucky is poised to become the epicenter of production of a similar plant that is used t
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 23, 2018 21:33
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[Kentucky] Dr. Patrick Withrow Receives Smoke-free Advocate of Year Nomination

Patrick Withrow, MD, FACC, has been nominated for the 2018 David B. Stevens, MD Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy.
SurfKY News
added Mar 16, 2018 17:56
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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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