Category Archives: Smoke Free Policy

High School Athletes Using More Smokeless Tobacco, Though Overall Tobacco Use Among Teens is Down

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS | OCTOBER 20, 2015 High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smoking Policy’s Effect Hazy

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THE NEWS | ALICIA STEELE AND MIKAYLA MARSHALL | OCTOBER 9, 2015 New tobacco free regulation seems to reduce, but not eliminate, smoking on campus. Through the first two months of Murray State’s tobacco free policy, some students say they have noticed less smoke but parts of campus remain littered with evidence that people still are lighting up on the grounds.

Smoking Committee Makes Changes to SGA Resolution

WKU HERALD | ANNA LAWSON | SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 A smoking committee has expanded a Student Government Association resolution. SGA passed a resolution in support of a limited smoking campus last year.

Smoking Rate in U.S. Drops to 15 percent

KENTUCKY NEW ERA | LAUREN DUNCAN | SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 The national smoking rate among adults has reached an all-time low since anti-smoking efforts began decades ago, according to a report this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Blocking Other Countries’ Anti-smoking Efforts is Wrong

HERALD LEADER | OP-ED | AUGUST 30, 2015 The United States should not stand in the way of other countries trying to protect themselves from the No. 1 cause of preventable death. But that’s just what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are demanding as the Obama administration negotiates the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Health Coverage Information, Screenings Available at Kentucky State Fair

LANE REPORT | AUGUST 19, 2015 Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville from Aug. 20-30 can get updated information about Gov. Steve Beshear’s health initiatives and details about the state’s health benefit exchange at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit.

Preventive health services up sharply in Kentucky

FLOYD COUNTY TIMES | AUGUST 6, 2015 The number of Kentuckians receiving preventive health services has risen dramatically since Medicaid expansion took effect in late 2013, new data from the state Department of Medicaid Services (DMS) show.

Mainstrasse Village Matures Into Family-Friendly Culinary Destination

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RIVER CITY NEWS | MICHAEL MONKS | JULY 30, 2015 Mainstrasse Village is growing up.

Kentucky Smoke-Free Advocates See Indiana Law as Cautionary Tale

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOTELMYER | JULY 28, 2015 Indiana has had a statewide smoking ban for three years – but it exempts bars, casinos and private clubs.

Commentary | More Needed for Tobacco Education

THE COURIER-JOURNAL | JANIE HEATH AND ELLEN HAHN | JULY 13, 2015 The health of Kentucky continues to make headline news with smoking prevalence rates among the highest in the United States.