Category Archives: Electronic Cigarettes

New CDC Anti-Smoking Campaign Discourages Use of E-Cigs

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOTELMYER | APRIL 6, 2015 Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about vaping, using e-cigarettes, are featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Tips From Former Smokers campaign. CDC senior medical officer Dr. Tim McAfee says smoking-related health damages beyond the heart and lungs are not well-known, although scientifically proven.

Report Details How More Kentuckians Now Have Health Insurance Through Kynect

THE LANE REPORT | MARCH 13, 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).

Progress Being Made on Gov. Steve Beshear’s Health Goals for Kentucky, Report Says

WKMS | JA’NEL JOHNSON | MARCH 19, 2015 More Kentuckians are insured, protected from second-hand smoke and making healthier lifestyle choices, according to a recently released preliminary report on Gov. Steve Beshear’s kyhealthnow initiative.

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).

Record $18M Spent Lobbying Legislature

THE COURIER-JOURNAL | TOM LOFTUS | JANUARY 23, 2015 Combatants in a beer industry turf war enlisted squads of extra lobbyists in late 2014, helping to drive the amount of money spent on lobbying the General Assembly for the year to a record of about $18.4 million.

Quarter of Ky Adults Have Tried E-cigarettes

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KENTUCKY HEALTH NOW | JANUARY 22, 2015 More than four in 10 Kentucky adults under age 30 have tried electronic cigarettes, and the older and better off economically Kentuckians are, the less likely they are to have tried them.

American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2015” Report Shows Kentucky is Failing to Save Lives

READ MEDIA | JANUARY 21, 2015 Kentucky’s failing grades show much more needs to be done. Report provides steps state elected officials must take to achieve bold lifesaving goals.

Ky Poll Finds Support for Taxing, Regulating E-cigs

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THE COURIER JOURNAL | DARLA CARTER | JANUARY 20, 2015 Most Kentuckians would favor an excise tax on electronic cigarettes and think the products should be federally regulated, according to a poll recently released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

A Fourth of Kentucky Adults Say They Have Tried E-cigarettes, Health Issues Poll Finds

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KY FORWARD OUR HEALTH | KENTUCKY HEALTH NOW | JANUARY 16, 2015 More than four in 10 Kentucky adults under age 30 have tried electronic cigarettes, and the older and better off economically Kentuckians are, the less likely they are to have tried them.

Concerns Rise Over E-Cig Exposure

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOLEMYER | JANUARY 16, 2015 The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year compared with 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.