Letcher County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=1

313,914,040 4,380,415 23,952
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
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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
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 22%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 34%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Letcher

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% 20%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 295.7
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 239.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 103.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Letcher

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 11.8
USA Kentucky Letcher
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Letcher County Ordinance

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Enclosed Public Places. All buildings open to the public.

Where Smoking is Prohibited: Own dwelling; physically separate and independently ventilated room in a hospital, hospice, or nursing home open to all residents as a smoking room; indoor smoking areas provided in government buildings pursuant to KRS 61.165; facilities operated by private organizations

Link to Ordinance: www.mc.uky.edu/tobaccopolicy/Ordinances/ActualOrdinances/LetcherCo-2006.pdf

Source:www.mc.uky.edu/tobaccopolicy/Ordinances/Reports/Letcher.html

History
07/01/2006

Implementation Date

04/10/2006

Ordinance Enactment Date

03/13/2006

First Reading

01/20/15

Beshear Pushes for Statewide Smoking Ban, Some Counties Already There

WYMT | MITCHELL GROGG | JANUARY 20, 2015 Letcher County, among other communities in Eastern Kentucky, already has a ban on smoking in public places.

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.

03/28/11

Study: Second-hand smoke polluting Rowan County air

THE MOREHEAD NEWS | CNHI | MARCH 25, 2011 | Workers and patrons in Rowan County hospitality venues outside city limits are being exposed to harmful levels of second-hand smoke. That was the conclusion of a study conducted at seven hospitality venues outside Morehead city limits where there is an existing smoke-free ordinance.