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- 07/15/14 County: KENTUCKY
WDRB | unknown| JULY 15, 2014 Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, according to a news release. This is an improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report.
- 07/07/14 County: KENTUCKY
WMKY | GREG STOTELMYER & PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | JULY 7, 2014 Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time at computers and other tech devices, that’s the snapshot from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
- 07/02/14 County: Daviess
MESSENGER INQUIRER | ASSOCIATED PRESS | JULY 2, 2014 The city of Owensboro is considering a proposal to make a ban on smoking even stricter.
- 06/23/14 County: Russell
KY FORWARD | UNKNOWN | JUNE 23, 2014 School districts in Kentucky often deal with health issues. The Russell County Board of Education dealt with two important ones, tobacco use and school lunch, in its meeting last week. State officials are pushing to get schools to make their campuses tobacco-free as a way of discouraging smoking, since Kentucky has the highest percentage of smokers in the nation and ranks near the top in youth smoking.
- 06/23/14 County: Clark, KENTUCKY, Madison, Woodford
KY FORWARD | AL CROSS | JUNE 23, 2014 County health boards in Kentucky do not have the power to ban smoking in public places, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled without dissent. The decision was a stiff blow to health officials who see smoking as the primary factor in making Kentucky one of the least healthy states, and have sought state and local smoking bans to limit exposure to second-hand smoke.