Category Archives: Emphysema

Uneasy Breathing: Why respiratory health in the bluegrass ranks among the nation’s worst

LEO WEEKLY | ERIN MCCOY | FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Around the end of September, Calvin Miracle started to feel some familiar symptoms. “It was getting harder and harder to breathe. It was getting harder and harder to walk to work,” Miracle says.

Why I Support a Statewide Smoke-Free Law

SMOKE FREE KENTUCKY | JULY 3, 2012 Watch this series of videos on YouTube and learn why many Kentucky citizens support a statewide smoke-free law.

In My View: Smoking Fight Should Shift to State Level

OWENSBORO MESSENGER-INQUIRER.COM | AMY BARKLEY | FEBRUARY 22, 2012 | Statewide measure would protect all Kentuckians. It’s nice to see that the debate over smoke-free laws has shifted from “should we pass them?” to “whose responsibility is it?”

Statewide Smoking Ban Should Become Law

BGDAILYNEWS.COM | RICK VOAKES | FEBRUARY 16, 2012 | Your Jan. 24 editorial, “State smoking ban proposal is overreach,” claims that a statewide smoke-free law would be an “infringement of property rights.” Property rights are important, but they do not supersede the rights of individuals who may be harmed.

Statewide Smoke-free Law will Aid Ky. Health, Economy

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER | ELI CAPILOUTO & JAMES RAMSEY | JANUARY 24, 2012 | As Kentucky’s public research universities, we often compete on the court but collaborate in the laboratory. Together, there is a great deal we are proud of — work we do as institutions for the commonwealth we serve. But now, it’s critical that we join together to fight an opponent that’s bigger and more important than anything we face on the court.

Kentucky Voices for Health Says Statewide Smoke-free Policy is Necessary to Improve Health of All Kentuckians

KENTUCKY VOICES FOR HEALTH | JANUARY 19, 2012 | It is no secret that secondhand smoke is detrimental to human health, yet even today many Kentuckians are still regularly exposed to secondhand smoke in their workplaces, in restaurants and other public places throughout the Commonwealth. Among the priorities designated by Kentucky Voices for Health (KVH) are tobacco prevention and the promotion of smoke-free communities.

UK’s Tobacco-free Campus Up in Smoke

KENTUCKY-KERNEL | COREY HORD | DECEMBER 5, 2011 | There’s nothing quite like stepping outside of White Hall Classroom Building on UK’s campus on a brisk November morning and inhaling a breath of fresh toxins. Public smoking bans are becoming the norm nowadays, but what bewilders me the most are the clouds of smoke lingering around UK’s two-year tobacco-free campus.

AHEC Programs Go Smoke-Free

S.KY AHEC Report | DWAINE HARRIS | FALL 2011 | The Southern KY AHEC is showing more support for Kentucky’s smoke-free movement. In addition to expanding our no-smoking zones farther away from the front doors of our conference venues, we have joined the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition, whose mission is the completion of comprehensive laws at the local and state level eliminating secondhand smoke in all public and work places, including restaurants and bars.

Health and Welfare Committee Discusses Statewide Smoke-free Law

KYCHAMBERBLOG.COM | KENTUCKY CHAMBER BLOG | OCTOBER 19, 2011 | Kentucky is getting one step closer to kicking its bad smoking habit. The Interim Joint Committee on Health & Welfare discussed a proposed statewide smoke-free law today.

Columnist: Smoking ban will not choke individual rights

JESSAMINE JOURNAL | RHONDA DRAGOMIR | FEBRUARY 23, 2011 | It’s time to clear the air. The possibility that Jessamine County may enact a smoking ban has clouded some thinking, and not with cigarette smoke.