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


UK Builds Site for Violation Reports: New Online Forms Allow Students, Employees to Report Code Violations

KENTUCKY KERNEL | CHEYENE MILLER | SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 UK recently created two websites that will allow students and faculty to report student code violations and tobacco use on campus.


Board of Health Explores Regulating E-Cigarettes

THE HERALD LEADER | MARY MEEHAN | AUGUST 11, 2014 The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health is exploring restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces and how to best educate the public about their dangers.


Group Continues to Spread Smoke-Free Message

WUKY | KAREN CZAR | JULY 30, 2014 The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition is driving their message across the state. Their goal…to pass a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law that covers all indoor workplaces and public places.


STORYCORPS: Lexington Musicians Chime in on Smoking Ban

WUKY NPR | ALAN LYTLE AND KENTUCKY CENTER FOR SMOKE FREE POLICY | MARCH 6, 2014 It’s time for another visit to the story corps project commemorating the tenth anniversary of Lexington’s no-smoking ordinance. The history making vote represented a significant cultural shift in tobacco-rich Kentucky and inspired other counties, cities and towns to follow Lexington’s lead.


Bill Sponsor: Tobacco Lobbying Influencing Kentucky Statewide Smoking Ban Progress

WFPL | JONATHAN MEADOR | MARCH 2, 2014 Tobacco companies have spent nearly $70,000 in the first month of the 2014 General Assembly, according to lobbying data from the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission


Westrom’s Smoke-Free Bill Gaining Support

WTVQ | LANCE VAUGHT and ELLEN BRYAN | JANUARY 18, 2014 A push to get Kentucky smoke-free is picking up steam as 65 percent of adults now support a potential smoke-free law.


Smoke-Free Policies Spread to Kentucky Campuses

WUKY | WUKY STAFF | DECEMBER 5, 2013 The passage of Lexington’s history-making no-smoking ordinance ten years ago influenced many other communities and institutions to follow suit in the coming years.


Group Urges Statewide Smoking Ban

SURFKY.COM | DAVID GILLUM | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 Supporters of a statewide smoking ban in businesses and restaurants urged members of the General Assembly’s Interim Economic Development Committee to support measures that would put a stop to smoking inside public places across Kentucky. The committee met on University of Kentucky’s campus Thursday afternoon.


Lung Cancer is Kentucky’s Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

LEX18.COM | NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Lung cancer kills more Kentuckians every year than the next eight most common cancers combined. KentuckyOne Health is working to reduce lung cancer incidence and death in the state through advanced screening technologies and smoking cessation programs.


Ky. Voices: Smoke-free laws build groundwork to battle lung cancer

The Markey Cancer Center’s recent National Cancer Institute designation means that not only do we have the resources, talent, and opportunities to offer the best cancer treatment for citizens of Kentucky, we are firmly committed to developing programs and policies that help prevent these dreadful diseases.