Laurel County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 59,462
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 29%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

23% 25% 21%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Laurel

KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 32%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Laurel

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
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

N/A 224.0 274.0
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

202.0 207.0 224.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Laurel

Kentucky Health Facts:

55.0 73.0 76.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Laurel

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 11.8
USA Kentucky Laurel
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London, KY City Ordinance

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Workplaces and Enclosed Public Places. All enclosed public places and places of employment including facilities and vehicles owned or operated by the City.

Where smoking is not prohibited: Private residences, except when used as childcare, adult day care or health care facility; hotel and motel rooms rented to guests (not more than 35%, and all smoking rooms on the same floor must be contiguous); and retail tobacco stores.

Link to policy:



Ordinance Enactment Date


Second Reading


First Reading


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.


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.


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.


Baptist Regional Medical Center Promotes a Smoke-Free Campus

KOOL GOLD 96.7 WANV | APRIL 2011 | In an effort to promote a healthier environment for our patients, family members, guests and employees Baptist Regional Medical Center will become a smoke-free campus effective May 2, 2011.


Stop smoking with help from the Health Dept.

SENTINEL-ECHO | MAGEN MCCRAREY | FEBRUARY 10, 2011 | With eight members and growing, the Laurel County Health Department is sponsoring Cooper Clayton Method smoking cessation classes, which began on Feb. 3, and will last for 13 weeks.


Statewide Ban Imminent?

SENTINEL-ECHO | MAGEN MCCRAREY | JANUARY 24, 2011 | Standing outside to smoke a cigarette in the winter cold behind her father’s local business, Kellie Oliver of London’s Burger Boy Restaurant doesn’t have much of a choice, it’s the law. In August 2009, the City of London went smoke-free. A law, Mayor Troy Rudder said, was a good choice.


Column: Smoking ban has produced benefits

THE SENTINEL ECHO | WILLIE SAWYERS, PUBLISHER | AUGUST 26, 2010 | A candidate for London City Council told me something that caught me by surprise last week. She said she understands a couple of the 12 people running for city council may run on a platform to repeal the city’s smoking ban. What? That was the first I’d heard of such an asinine plan. But she was serious.