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[Indiana, Kentucky] Why Many Tobacco-Friendly Business Groups Are Now Switching Sides

Smoking restrictions often are part of broader wellness initiatives, such as promoting exercise and nutrition, aimed at improving health—and business. "Smoking isn't just killing us, it's bankrupting us," said Ashli Watts, a spokeswoman with the Chamber o
added Apr 3, 2017 17:24

[Kentucky] Trade Scrapping Tobacco from Mix, Shrinking Acreage

Kentucky Ag Commissioner, says the cash crop relies heavily on exports. Trade deals continue to scrap tobacco from the mix, taking its toll on acres in the Bluegrass State. “Historically, tobacco is king in Kentucky,” said Quarles. “At our peak, we had 8
added Feb 21, 2017 21:10

[Kentucky] CHANDLER: Two Tobacco-Related Bills Are Disease-Prevention Bills

Bills that reduce Kentucky’s smoking rate are disease-prevention bills. As residents of a state with some of the worst health statistics in the nation, I hope we can all do the right thing and get behind these two bills.
Hazard (KY) Herald
added Feb 21, 2017 19:05
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EDITORIAL: Smoke-free schools can save Kentucky lives

Twenty-five senators (including both of Lexington’s) voted for SB 78, sending it to the House, where a companion, House Bill 247, also is awaiting action. Kentucky’s kids are Kentucky’s future. The House should overcome the deadly rationalizations of th
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 18, 2017 21:49
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COOPER: Why do we tolerate smoking in Northern Kentucky's workplaces?

It’s no surprise that the American Lung Association gave Kentucky straight Fs in its recent report card. Our state is the worst in the nation for smokers and cancer deaths. It has been that way for a long time.
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Feb 17, 2017 21:18

[Kentucky] Senate moves to snuff out smoking in schools

Public schools across Kentucky would have to go smoke free by next schoolyear under legislation the state Senate passed by a 25-8-2 vote Wednesday. Senate Bill 78, dubbed tobacco-free schools bill, would outlaw the use of all tobacco products, including
Floyd County (KY) Times
added Feb 16, 2017 15:20
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Kentucky Senate approves tobacco ban at public schools

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would ban all tobacco products at public schools and at school-sponsored activities. The Senate on Wednesday voted 25-8 to send the bill to the state House of Representatives, which must approve it before it c
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2017 00:53

[Kentucky] Smoke-free schools: Statewide law would have support

A  bill in the General Assembly that would ban use of tobacco products on public school property and at school events drew approval from local school officials, although some warned it would be difficult to enforce. The bill, which has cleared the Senat
Ashland (KY) Daily Independent
added Feb 14, 2017 19:34
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Foundation for Healthy Kentucky urges public school districts to move ahead on tobacco-free campuses

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler is urging the 64 percent of Kentucky public school districts that aren’t yet tobacco-free to move forward to protect students, now that a bill is headed to the Kentucky senate.
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 14, 2017 10:38
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[Kentucky] Superintendents urged to make schools smoke free as legislation moves through General Assembly

As a bill which prohibit the use of tobacco products on school grounds makes its way through the General Assembly the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is urging superintendents in school districts that aren’t yet tobacco-free to adopt the policy before
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Feb 14, 2017 09:50
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