Clay County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 21,556
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

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

N/A 27% 32%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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Kentucky Health Facts:

23% 25% 30%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 43%
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% 18%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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Kentucky Health Facts:

N/A 224.0 288.0
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

202.0 207.0 272.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

55.0 73.0 96.0
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 15.9
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.


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.


Stivers Cites Absurd Reason for Blocking Statewide Smoking Ban

HERALD-LEADER | OP-ED | JANUARY 12, 2015 If Senate President Robert Stivers really cared about saving his constituents from cancer, he no longer would oppose one of the most effective cancer prevention policies Kentucky could adopt: a statewide law ending smoking in workplaces and other enclosed public spaces.


Smoking Proves Hard to Shake Among the Poor

THE NEW YORK TIMES | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ROBERT GEBELOFF | MARCH 24, 2014 MANCHESTER, Ky. — When smoking first swept the United States in the early decades of the 20th century, it took hold among the well-to-do. Cigarettes were high-society symbols of elegance and class, puffed by doctors and movie stars. By the 1960s, smoking had exploded, helped by the distribution of cigarettes to soldiers in World War II. Half of all men and a third of women smoked.


As Smoke-Free Date Looms, Cessation Program Ramps Up

THE EASTERN PROGRESS | KELLI STOKES | FEBRUARY 6, 2014 With Eastern’s campus slated to go tobacco-free this June, the university’s smoking cessation programs could see an increase in activity over the next few months, university officials said.


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.


Kids Count: Report on Child Well-Being, Health says State Leads in Smoking Pregnant Mothers

KY FORWARD | MOLLY BURCHETT | DECEMBER 10, 2013 The annual Kids Count report on children’s well-being, released Tuesday, Dec. 10, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates, says the state leads the nation in smoking by pregnant mothers and more than one in four children in Kentucky lived in poverty in 2012.


EKU Announces Move Toward Tobacco-Free Campus

RICHMOND REGISTER | SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER | SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson on Friday announced that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free policy on campus, to take effect June 1.


More Cities Set Smoke-free Examples for Legislature

KENTUCKY.COM | EDITORIAL | FEBRUARY 8, 2012 | Manchester and Somerset got 2012 off to a great start by going smoke free. Corbin approved a smoke-free law late last year.


Council Approves Citywide Smoking Ban