Franklin County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 49,804
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% 30%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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Kentucky Health Facts:

23% 25% 27%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 27%
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 224.0 213.6
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

202.0 207.0 213.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

55.0 73.0 76.0
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 13
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Frankfort, KY City Ordinance

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Enclosed Public Places. All buildings open to the public including but not limited to bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, bingo, etc.

Where Smoking is Not Prohibited: Any dwelling; 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; tobacco warehouse; performer as part of theatre production; indoor smoking areas provided in state or federal government office buildings or workplaces pursuant to KRS 61.165; facilities not open to the public operated by private organizations; tobacco warehouse.

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Kentucky Ranks Low in Health Rankings

THE STATE JOURNAL | CHRISTINA STURGIS | DECEMBER 18, 2013 Frankfort residents may want to check out Franklin County’s smoking cessation information in the wake of a disturbing new health report.


Kentucky State University goes smoke free

WHAS 11 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | JULY 29, 2013 – FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University is going tobacco free across campus. The new policy takes effect on Thursday and prohibits tobacco use in all university buildings, at events and inside vehicles parked at the university.


On Kick Butts Day, Bourbon County Students Rally Seeking Smoking Ban

HERALD-LEADER | MARY MEEHAN | MARCH 20, 2013 PARIS — Cyndi Steele stood clapping and hollering, encouraging the students who rallied Wednesday on the courthouse lawn proclaiming their desire for Bourbon County to go smoke free. For two years Steele, health coordinator for the Bourbon County Health Department, and a volunteer task force have been promoting a smoke-free ordinance in Bourbon County, at one time the largest tobacco-producing county in the state.


Bring a Friend and Show Your Support for Smoke-Free Kentucky

KY KIDS IN FOCUS | KENTUCKY YOUTH ADVOCATES BLOG | JULY 31, 2012 This week, you can join the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition on their tour across the state! They will be speaking to the media, Smoke-Free Kentucky supporters, and reaching out to legislators urging them to join 23 other states in passing a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law that covers all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants.


Work Toward a Healthier Heart, Healthier Kentucky

COURIER-JOURNAL.COM | JESSE ADAMS III | FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | February is the month of love, and while it is wonderful to have a romantic interest at this time of year, it’s also good to “love yourself!” But where do we begin? That can be tough to know, but fortunately we have more clarity today than ever before as to the keys for optimum health.


Legislator’s Log – Tobacco Use is not as Popular in Kentucky as it was Just 11 Years Ago

JOURNAL ENTERPRISE | REPRESENTATIVE BRENT YONTS | OCTOBER 2, 2011 | More than a third of Kentucky adults smoked in 2000, or 30.5 percent, according to the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Today the state estimates the percentage of adult smokers in the state is 24.8 percent.


Judge’s Ruling On Smoking Ban Could Have Local Impact

THE RICHMOND REGISTER | KELLY McKENNEY | SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 | A ruling made earlier this month by a Bullitt Circuit judge could have implications for communities across the state, including Madison County. Judge Rodney Burress overturned a county-wide indoor smoking ban, saying the county board of health had no constitutional authority to enact the prohibition it passed March 23.


Zero tolerance for tobacco

State Journal | Katheran Wasson | June 9, 2011 | Franklin County Public Schools is going to a zero tolerance tobacco policy next month, and violators could face discipline. The policy applies to staff, students and visitors on all Franklin County Public Schools property – buildings, surrounding grounds, parking lots and athletic facilities – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Tobacco Quit Line Now Available for Younger Kentuckians

KENTUCKY.COM | OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR | FEBRUARY 11, 2011 | The Kentucky Tobacco Quit Line will now offer counseling services to younger Kentuckians to improve services available to youth interested in giving up cigarettes or other tobacco products.


There’ll be no smoking in new Cracker Barrel

THE STATE JOURNAL | CHARLIE PEARL | MARCH 10, 2011 | Cracker Barrel – though it could allow smoking in its eastern Franklin County restaurant set to open March 28 – has chosen not to.