Carter County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Carter

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 27,348
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Carter

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% 33%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Carter

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 27%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Carter

KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 34%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Carter

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% 15%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Carter

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 234.8
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Carter

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 216.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Carter

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 66.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Carter

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 15.5
USA Kentucky Carter
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

01/14/15

Smoking Ban Unpopular in Carter

JOURNAL-TIMES | LEEANN AKERS | JANUARY 14, 2015 Gov. Steve Beshear called for the passage of a statewide smoking ban in his State of the Commonwealth address last week.

01/08/15

Commission Asked to Help With Smoking Ban

THE INDEPENDENT ONLINE | LANA BELLAMY | JANUARY 8, 2015 David Little, an organizer for Smoke Free Kentucky, approached Ashland’s board of commissioners Thursday asking for their help in pushing local state lawmakers to support a statewide smoking ban this year.

12/07/11

Smoke-Free Kentucky Comes to Carter County

JOURNAL-TIMES | SHAYLA MENVILLE | DECEMBER 7, 2011 | Tobacco smoke causes death, whether a person smokes or not, that is the message Smoke-Free Kentucky is trying to emphasize. Smoke-Free Kentucky is a grassroots movement started by a coalition of local, state and national health advocates in support of making all Kentucky workplaces, including bars and restaurants, smoke free.

01/12/11

Smoking Ban Coming to Carter County?

JOURNAL TIMES | LEEANN AKERS | JANUARY 12, 2011 | A bill introduced in the General Assembly last week, if passed, would make smoking in public places illegal across the state. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington. It would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces with at least one employee, including restaurants, bars and private clubs.