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[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

Senate bill would curb smoking at Kentucky schools

The idea of a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces has hit roadblocks in the General Assembly, but a bill to ban tobacco use on school properties and at school events might be a mandate legislators can accept.
Frankfort (KY) State Journal
added Feb 13, 2017 23:43


The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would ban tobacco products on public school property in Kentucky and at school-sponsored activities. The measure’s chief sponsor is Republican Sen. Ralph Alvarado, who is a medical doctor. The
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 10, 2017 02:20

Total tobacco ban in Kentucky schools advances in legislature

No tobacco products could be used on any public school property or at any school-sponsored activity in Kentucky under a bill that gained unanimous approval in the committee. State Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester, a Republican who is a medical doctor,
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 10, 2017 02:02
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[Kentucky] Committee Update: Senate education committee passes three bills

Senate Bill 78, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, which unanimously passed by a 12-0 vote, would prohibit the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel, and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties, and activities, and w
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Feb 10, 2017 01:59
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[Kentucky] The Bottom Line: Tobacco-free school campus bill passes Senate committee

Legislation seeking to make Kentucky’s schools tobacco-free cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday, passing through the Senate Education Committee unanimously. Kentucky doctor and state Sen. Ralph Alvarado said he is looking to make the state’s pu
The Lane Report
added Feb 10, 2017 01:58

[Kentucky] Poll shows majority of Kentuckians want to get tougher on tobacco

A recent poll released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found that a majority of Kentuckians think the state's minimum legal age to buy tobacco should be raised to 21 from 18. The foundation sponsors an annual phone poll titled Kentucky Health Is
Business First of Louisville
added Feb 9, 2017 15:28

[Mexico, Kentucky] Mexican Farm Workers Settle Employment Suit With Tobacco Farmer ($$)

A federal judge in Kentucky on Feb. 6 signed a final order canceling a trial scheduled for March following an $81,308.71 settlement between a group of Mexican migrant workers who claimed that the owners of farms they worked at underpaid them and violated
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 9, 2017 01:08
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