Knox County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 31,735
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% 26%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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Kentucky Health Facts:

23% 25% 24%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 40%
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% 16%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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Kentucky Health Facts:

N/A 224.0 282.5
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

202.0 207.0 242.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts:

55.0 73.0 91.0
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 11.1
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.


Knox County Health Officials Want Smoking Ban in Barbourville

WYMT | ANGELA SPARKMAN | FEBRUARY 10, 2014 Some Knox County Health Department officials want to stop smoking in public buildings. Health officials are asking the Barbourville City Council to create a smoking ban ordinance.


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.


Kentucky Needs to Enact Smoke-free Law

TIMES-TRIBUNE | ANNA JONES | NOVEMBER 20, 2013 As president of the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care and a board member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I urge state lawmakers to enact a smoke-free law, which would greatly benefit the health of Kentuckians. Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of death and disease in nonsmokers.


U.S. Colleges and Universities with Smokefree Air Policies

AMERICAN NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS FOUNDATION | JANUARY 2, 2012 | While it has become relatively common for colleges and universities to have policies requiring that all buildings, including residential housing, be smokefree indoors, this list only includes those colleges and universities with entirely smokefree campuses. Please note, these policies have been enacted but are not necessarily yet in effect. Please contact the school itself to verify the status of its policy.


Cigarettes To Go Up In Smoke At Health Dept.

TIMES-TRIBUNE | SHARAE MYERS | DECEMBER 5, 2011 | Lighting up a cigarette at Whitley County’s Health Department facilities will be out of the question come Jan. 1, 2012, when its smoking ban takes effect. The Whitley County Health Department will soon join the bandwagon, like Knox and Laurel County facilities, to extinguish smoking and the use of all tobacco products.


AHEC Programs Go Smoke-Free

S.KY AHEC Report | DWAINE HARRIS | FALL 2011 | The Southern KY AHEC is showing more support for Kentucky’s smoke-free movement. In addition to expanding our no-smoking zones farther away from the front doors of our conference venues, we have joined the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition, whose mission is the completion of comprehensive laws at the local and state level eliminating secondhand smoke in all public and work places, including restaurants and bars.