Bell County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=1

313,914,040 4,380,415 28,183
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=6

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 29%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 21%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 36%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=48

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.?

N/A 13% 18%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 296.0
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 207.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 74.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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National Cancer Institute: http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin/quickprofiles/profile.pl?21&003#incidence

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

10.8 13 10.9
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

05/29/15

Calling More Smokebusters

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER | OP-ED | MAY 29, 2015 The Smokebusters of Middlesboro Elementary School fell short of bringing home Destination Imagination’s top prize, but they won something even bigger: A healthier, brighter future for their friends, families and hometown.

05/21/15

Middlesboro Officials Pass Ban on Smoking

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | MAY 21, 2015 Officials in Middlesboro have passed a ban on smoking in public places.

05/18/15

Students Pushing for Smoke-free Law

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOTELMYER | MAY 18, 2015 In Kentucky, local smoke-free laws now cover about a third of the state’s nearly 4.5 million people.

05/10/15

Advocates Fear Letter from KACo to Counties Could Hurt Local Smoke-free Efforts

LEXINGTON-HERALD LEADER | BILL ESTEP | MAY 10, 2015 Health advocates are concerned that efforts to pass local ordinances against smoking in public buildings could be undercut by an insurer’s letter warning counties of potential rate increases if they get sued over such measures.

04/23/15

Another Kentucky City Moves One Step Closer to Becoming Smoke-Free

WMKY | KARYN CZAR | APRIL 23, 2015 Officials in Middlesboro have given preliminary approval to a citywide smoking ban.

04/23/15

Another Kentucky City Moves One Step Closer To Becoming Smoke-Free

WUKY | KARYN CZAR | APRIL 23, 2015 Officials in Middlesboro have given preliminary approval to a citywide smoking ban.

04/23/15

Middlesboro Gives Preliminary Approval to Smoking Ban

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | APRIL 23, 2015 Officials in Middlesboro have given preliminary approval to a citywide smoking ban.

01/30/14

Manchester Recognized as State Leader Ending Tobacco Use, Marks Two Years Smoke-Free

KY FORWARD | UNKNOWN | JANUARY 30, 2014 The city of Manchester has kicked the habit citywide as it celebrates the second anniversary of its smoke-free workplace ordinance. The Southern Kentucky city’s smoke-free anniversary coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first report on the health effects of smoking and tobacco use.

03/14/12

Kentucky Smokers May Have Fewer Places to Light Up if Proposed Law is Passed

JOSH AULT | WATE NEWS | MARCH 14, 2012 | If you are a smoker in Kentucky your options on where you light up might become limited. Legislation is now being pushed through that would ban smoking in any public building in the state. This would include bars, restaurants, and bowling alleys.

11/25/11

CVDHD Makes Push for Smoke-free Policy

MIDDLESBORO DAILY NEWS | ANTHONY CLOUD | NOVEMBER 25, 2011 | Thirty-one Kentucky communities now have smoke-free laws or regulations and the Cumberland Valley District Health Department hopes to see Bell County join the list. Places such as Boyle, Lexington-Fayette, and Madison have been successful in establishing a smoke-free ordinance.