Category Archives: Smoking Prevention

Health Initiative in Kentucky Yields Progress

KENTUCKY PRESS NEWS SERVICE | MARCH 16, 2015 More Kentuckians have health insurance, are covered by smoke-free policy, can access physical activity resources, seek care for heart disease and cancer prevention, and get dental services since the launch of kyhealthnow last year, according to the program’s preliminary inaugural annual report previewed Thursday by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

“State of Tobacco Control 2015” Report Shows Kentucky is Failing to Save Lives

COMMUNITY COMMON | JANUARY 30, 2015 Today (January 21) the American Lung Association released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found that in 2014 Kentucky failed to enact tobacco control policies that will save lives and help end the tobacco epidemic. The report finds that most states and the federal government earn poor grades, and tobacco control progress is at a standstill.

American Lung Association Report Says Affordable Care Act Offers Kentucky Opportunities

READ MEDIA | UNKNOWN | JULY 21, 2014 With more than 8 million Americans now accessing health insurance through new options in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives–and public dollars-by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit, according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014” report.

Thousands of Kentucky Children Would Benefit from a Comprehensive, Statewide Smoke-Free Law

KENTUCKY YOUTH ADVOCATES | NOVEMBER 19, 2013 A new Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Issue Brief released by Kentucky Youth Advocates, reveals that Kentucky has one of the highest rates of smoking during pregnancy in the nation. Clearing the Air for All Kentucky Children highlights the need for a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law to reduce exposure to harmful secondhand smoke for children and unborn children and reduce smoking during pregnancy.

Ky. Voices: Smoke-free laws build groundwork to battle lung cancer

KENTUCKY.COM | DR. MARK EVERS AND ELLEN J. HAHN | NOVEMBER 12, 2013
The Markey Cancer Center’s recent National Cancer Institute designation means that not only do we have the resources, talent, and opportunities to offer the best cancer treatment for citizens of Kentucky, we are firmly committed to developing programs and policies that help prevent these dreadful diseases.

Over 34 percent of Kentucky covered by smoke-free laws, lawmakers told

FLOYD COUNTY TIMES | UNKNOWN | June 11,2013 – A little over 34 percent of Kentuckians are covered by local smoke-free laws that ban smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places or buildings open to the public, state tobacco prevention and cessation officials told state lawmakers last week.

Health Department to Offer Smoking Cessation Classes

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SURFKENTUCKY.COM| KEVIN HALL |MAY 8, 2013 The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering another round of classes designed to help people stop smoking.

US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

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HERALD LEADER | MIKE STOBBE | MARCH 28, 2013 Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.

Young People Participate In Kick Butts Day

LEX 18 | MARCH 21, 2012 | Young people and their parents are participating in a campaign Wednesday in Lexington to try to reduce smoking. Their work is part of the 17th annual Kick Butts Day, and the Smoke-Free Kentucky group says 1,100 events are planned nationwide.

Young People Participate In Kick Butts Day

WLKY | MARCH 21, 2012 | Young people and their parents are participating in a campaign Wednesday in Lexington to try to reduce smoking. Their work is part of the 17th annual Kick Butts Day, and the Smoke-Free Kentucky group says 1,100 events are planned nationwide.