Fayette County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 305,489
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Fayette

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% 17%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

23% 25% 24%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

10% 24% 15%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Fayette

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% 11%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

N/A 224.0 171.5
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

202.0 207.0 187.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Fayette

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

55.0 73.0 60.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Fayette

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 14.1
USA Kentucky Fayette
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Lexington-Fayette County Ordinance

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Workplaces and Enclosed Public Places. All buildings open to the public and places of employment including facilities and vehicles owned or operated by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Where Smoking is Not Prohibited: Any dwelling; rental room or hall used for private social function and not open to public; any room used for psychological treatment of nicotine addiction by licensed health care professional; physically separate and independently ventilated room in a hospital, hospice, or nursing home open to all residents as a smoking room; retail tobacco store; performer as part of theatre production; building operated or used by private organizations and not open to the public.

Link to Ordinance: www.mc.uky.edu/tobaccopolicy/Ordinances/ActualOrdinances/LexingtonREV.pdf

Source: www.mc.uky.edu/tobaccopolicy/Ordinances/Reports/Lexington.html


Enactment and Implementation of Amended Ordinance


Implementation of Ordinance


Enactment of Ordinance


First reading of Ordinance


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.


Governor Honored at Smoke-Free Conference

WUKY | CHASE CAVANAUGH | APRIL 23, 2015 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was among several honorees at the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy’s annual conference Thursday.


UK Workers Participate in Quit to Win and Celebrate Not Smoking, Cash Prizes

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | MARY MEEHAN | FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Clarence Barton Switzer, Jr. had his first cigarette at the age of 8. It’s been a smoky 45 years since, but this week he’s celebrating being more than a month of being smoke-free.


In Open Letter to Ky. Senate President, Board of Health Supports Statewide Smoking Ban

KY FORWARD | FEBRUARY 24, 2015 The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has issued a letter of full support to Kentucky legislators for the statewide smoking ban.


Still Burning: Smoking-ban Debate Returns to Jessamine During 2015 Legislative Session

THE JESSAMINE JOURNAL | ROSALIND ESSIG | JANUARY 28, 2015 Not for the first time, a smoke-free bill has been introduced in the legislature of a state with notoriously high smoking rates and low overall health rankings.


E-Cigarette Vote Leaves Lexington Shop Owners Uncertain of Impact on Their Business

HERALD-LEADER | BETH MUSGRAVE | NOVEMBER 14, 2014 A day after the Urban County Council added electronic cigarettes to its decade-old smoking ban, owners of e-cigarette stores said they aren’t sure how the ban will affect business.


E-Cigs Added to Lexington Smoke-Free Policy

WUKY | CHASE CAVANAUGH | NOVEMBER 13, 2014 The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adding e-cigarettes to the city’s smoke-free policy.


Committee Votes to Add E-Cigarettes to Lexington Smoking Ban; Issue to Go Before Full Council

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | BETH MUSGRAVE | OCTOBER 7, 2014 Lexington is likely to join a growing number of Kentucky communities in banning electronic cigarettes in most indoor workplaces.


Council to Discuss Expanding Fayette’s Smoking Ban to Include E-Cigarettes

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | BETH MUSGRAVE | SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Lexington could become the largest city in Kentucky to ban electronic cigarettes in most workplaces.


Fayette Health Board Calls for Regulation of E-cigarettes in Lexington Smoking Ban

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | KARLA WARD | SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health voted Monday night to recommend that the Urban County Council amend the city’s smoking ordinance to include regulation of electronic cigarettes.