Christian County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 75,427
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
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* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 23%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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23% 25% 18%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 22%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

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

N/A 13% 17%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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N/A 224.0 236.7
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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202.0 207.0 180.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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55.0 73.0 60.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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National Cancer Institute:

* 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 15.1
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Oak Grove, KY City Ordinance

Type of Law: Partial. Restaurants that serve prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises and that derive 50% or more of their gross annual income from the sale of food.

Where smoking is not prohibited: Workplaces and enclosed public places other than restaurants. Any restaurant that serves prepared food and beverages and is not consumed on the premises. Any restaurant that derives less than 50% of its gross annual income from the sale of food.

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HCC considers going smoke-free

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Survey: 76 percent of chamber members support smoking ban

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Chamber Smoke-Free Survey Generate Large Response

SURFKY.COM NEWS | UNKNOWN | JULY 18, 2012 HOPKINSVILLE, KY (7/18/12) – The Christian County Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of membership to solicit feedback and opinion on Hopkinsville City Council‘s proposed smoke free in public place ordinance. Public place is defined as any place that operates to serve the public, which includes businesses. […]


Hopkinsville City Council Discusses Smoking Ban and Budget Issues

SurfKY NEWS | DAVID BRYANT | MAY 25, 2012 | Hopkinsville City Council members spent four hours going over the FY 2012-13 budget and discussing a proposed smoking ban within the city. The process occurred during the council’s Committee of the Whole meeting at the Lackey Municipal Building Thursday night.