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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] 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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[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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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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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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