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Kentucky leads nation in adult smoking

Kentucky ranks in the bottom 10 states (43rd) for its cigarette tax, at 60 cents per pack, and spends only 4.4 percent of what the CDC recommends for smoking cessation efforts ($2.5 million a year). The state's high smoking rate also comes with a hefty p
Richmond (KY) Register
added Dec 23, 2016 01:30

Hemp Is the New Tobacco as Kentucky Bets on Weed’s Cousin

Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state in the country, farmers are planting less of the crop after growing health concerns shrunk demand. Instead, they’re increasingly turning to hemp and hav
Bloomberg News
added Dec 23, 2016 01:28
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MATRACIA: Time for Kentucky to Catch Up with Ohio's Smoke-Free Law

I live in Kentucky, but am grateful to work in a smoke-free environment in Cincinnati. ...when it comes to smoke-free policy, our neighbors in the Buckeye state have got it right. It is time to catch up with Ohio. It’s time for a smoke-free Kentucky.
River City News (Covington, KY)
added Dec 13, 2016 15:24

[Kentucky] Low-dose CT scans provide early detection for lung cancer

With Kentucky’s history as a tobacco state, where nearly one-third of adults are current or former smokers, it’s not surprising that the Bluegrass State ranks first in new cases of lung cancer each year. Lung cancer is found in the tissues of the lung,
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Dec 4, 2016 17:10

[Kentucky] Council bans vaping in city limits

A result of growing concerns and community encouragement, the Prestonsburg City Council passed Ordinance No. 12-2016 amending ordinance No. 07-2009 to amend and add prohibition of vapor products in all public places and places of employment within the ci
Floyd County (KY) Times
added Dec 1, 2016 11:38

[Asia-pacific] Victory for Kentucky farmers: Anti-tobacco TPP deal is dead

The Obama administration, which treated tobacco as a “hostile witness” while negotiating the TPP deal, “has given up” on the 12-nation trade deal, has now given up on the deal and will not try to push it during the lame-duck session of Congress.
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
added Nov 14, 2016 13:50

[Kentucky] Poll: 58% back indoor bans on e-cigs, hookahs

More than half of Louisville residents support expanding the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and hookah products, according to a health department survey. Local residents were invited to participate in the informal poll last month as part of
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Nov 12, 2016 22:47

[Kentucky] Swedish Match Opens Expanded Owensboro R&D Center

The $3.5 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion includes a two-story manufacturing facility that houses newly designed laboratories, a dedicated sensory test zone, controlled environment chamber storage, a microbiological testing area and open office and
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 2, 2016 21:48

Health commissioner Polk objects to Governor's policy, says Kentucky needs a smoking ban

went so far as to say they need to find a way to get Gov. Matt Bevin, who says smoking bans are a local issue, to adjust his policy. “We’ve got to find some kind of landmark we can use there that would be acceptable to the governor and get through the le
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Oct 29, 2016 16:01

[Kentucky] Swedish Match Opens Expanded Owensboro Research & Development Center

today celebrated the grand opening of the expanded Owensboro Research & Development Center. The $3.5 million, 10,000 square foot expansion includes a two story manufacturing facility that houses:
PR Newswire
added Oct 18, 2016 21:49
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