Harlan County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 28,543
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Harlan

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% 32%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

23% 25% 28%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

10% 24% 43%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Harlan

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% 21%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

N/A 224.0 276.1
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

202.0 207.0 272.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Harlan

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

55.0 73.0 96.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Harlan

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 14.6
USA Kentucky Harlan
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

05/10/15

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.

05/04/15

SKCTC Addressing Tobacco Use

HARLAN DAILY | MAY 4, 2015 Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has announced its plan to join a national movement to address smoking and tobacco use at community college campuses throughout the United States.

01/30/14

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.

12/26/13

Janes Lobbies Chamber for Smoke-Free Law Support

HARLAN DAILY | NOLA SIZEMORE | DECEMBER 26, 2013 Betsy Janes with Smoke-Free Kentucky spoke to members of the Harlan Chamber of Commerce recently about a smoke-free law for the public work places in Kentucky. Saying smoke-free laws “are good for your health,” Janes encouraged everyone to join the fight for a smoke-free Kentucky.

09/22/11

Lung Cancer Research Team Awarded $1.43 Million to Study Cancer in Eastern Kentucky

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY NEWS | ALLISON PERRY | SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 | The University of Kentucky’s Dr. Susanne Arnold and colleagues were awarded a grant by the Department of Defense to study potential environmental reasons for the high lung cancer rates in Eastern Kentucky. The grant is for $1.43 million over three years and the study began on Sept. 15.