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04/04/14 County: ,

Hearing Will Determine Health Board’s Authority

THE COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | APRIL 4, 2014 Health and government officials statewide won’t have to wait much longer for a decision — three years in the making — that could determine limits for county health boards’ authority.

03/31/14 County:

Kentucky Bans E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

THE STATE | ASSOCIATED PRESS | MARCH 31, 2014 Anyone younger than 18 would be barred from buying electronic cigarettes in Kentucky under a bill the state Legislature has approved.

03/27/14 County:

Bullitt County Health Department Encouraging Businesses to go Smoke-Free

WDRB.COM | GIL CORSEY | MARCH 27, 2014 The Bullitt County Health Department lights up another smoking ban debate, as leaders face what may be their last chance to force change.

03/24/14 County:

Smoking Proves Hard to Shake Among the Poor

THE NEW YORK TIMES | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ROBERT GEBELOFF | MARCH 24, 2014 MANCHESTER, Ky. — When smoking first swept the United States in the early decades of the 20th century, it took hold among the well-to-do. Cigarettes were high-society symbols of elegance and class, puffed by doctors and movie stars. By the 1960s, smoking had exploded, helped by the distribution of cigarettes to soldiers in World War II. Half of all men and a third of women smoked.

03/17/14 County:

Kentucky Children will “Kick Butts”

THE INDEPENDENT | STAFF REPORTER | MARCH 17, 2014 Children in Kentucky will stand up against tobacco on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19th annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation.

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