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- 03/06/14 County: Fayette, KENTUCKY
WUKY NPR | ALAN LYTLE AND KENTUCKY CENTER FOR SMOKE FREE POLICY | MARCH 6, 2014 It’s time for another visit to the story corps project commemorating the tenth anniversary of Lexington’s no-smoking ordinance. The history making vote represented a significant cultural shift in tobacco-rich Kentucky and inspired other counties, cities and towns to follow Lexington’s lead.
- 03/06/14 County: Christian, KENTUCKY
THE HERALD LEADER | BRUCE SCHREINER | FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has been at the forefront of pushing initiatives aimed at reducing tobacco consumption and improving the health of a state plagued by some of the nation’s worst disease rates. On Thursday, his tone shifted as he praised the economic benefits from a tobacco company’s plans to expand its western Kentucky processing operations for smokeless tobacco products.
- 03/04/14 County: KENTUCKY
PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOTELMYER | MARCH 4, 2014 A bill (HB173) that proposes a statewide smoke-free law in public places awaits a vote in the Kentucky House, and supporters are urging lawmakers to think about what it could do for children’s health. For example, according to Dr. Bethany Hodge, a pediatrician, secondhand smoke is a common trigger of asthma attacks.
- 03/03/14 County: KENTUCKY
Sponsor of Statewide Smoking Ban Says House Leaders are Blocking Vote to Protect Some Members from Political Fallout
THE LANE REPORT | AL CROSS | MARCH 3, 2014 The bill for a statewide smoking ban has stalled, with the prime sponsor saying House leaders are blocking a vote to protect members who have told the sponsor they would vote for it, but have told the leaders they don’t want a vote because they don’t want it to be used against them in their re-election bids.
SURFKY | UNKNOWN | MARCH 2, 2014 Using a cell phone, texting and drinking alcoholic beverages are all activities that can lead to fines or arrest if done while in a moving vehicle. But in some areas, it is already illegal or may soon be, to smoke in a vehicle if in the presence of children.