Category Archives: Youth Smoking

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.

Tobacco Industry Once Again Targets Youth with E-cigarettes

HERALD-LEADER | AUDREY DARVILLE | SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 In the 1970s, the U.S. Congress banned tobacco ads to protect our impressionable youth from perceiving smoking as socially desirable. Now, for the first time in decades, advertisements portraying the recreational use of tobacco products are reappearing in popular media.

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.

HCTC Becomes Tobacco Free

WYMT | JULY 1, 2015 The Hazard Community and Technical College is now tobacco free.

Paris Teen Tackles Big Tobacco and Wins Advocacy Award

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER | LASHANA HARNEY | JUNE 1, 2015 Tyler Boyle seems like the average Bourbon County High School senior. He’s applying to college, preparing for graduation, participating in extracurricular activities and keeping up with school work.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors E. Tyler Boyle of Paris, Ky., As South Region Youth Advocate of the Year

PRNEWSWIRE | MAY 13, 2015 E. Tyler Boyle, 18, has been named the South Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco. Tyler will be honored at a gala inWashington, D.C., on Thursday, May 14.

Students Express Opinions on New HCC Tobacco Ban

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WFIE | DEANNA ALLBRITTIN | MAY 11, 2015 Starting Monday, Henderson Community College will go from smoke-free to tobacco-free.

E-cig Use Triples Among U.S. Teens

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS | TARYN PHANEUF | MAY 10, 2015 Smoke-free advocates in Kentucky worry about the way e-cigarettes attract young users.

Teen Use of Electronic Cigarettes Has Tripled in One Year

SURFKY NEWS | MELISSA PATRICK | MAY 7, 2015 The number of middle- and high-school students using electronic cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014, surpassing the current use of all teen use of tobacco products, including conventional cigarettes, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.