Madison County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 84,786
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
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* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 17%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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23% 25% 23%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 21%
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% 15%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
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N/A 224.0 266.8
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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202.0 207.0 209.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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55.0 73.0 72.0
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 14.5
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Madison County Regulation

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Workplaces and Enclosed Public Places (Board of Health Clean Indoor Air Regulation). All enclosed public places and places of employment including facilities and vehicles owned or leased by the cities of Berea and Richmond and Madison County.

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 25%, and all smoking rooms on the same floor must be contiguous); outdoor areas of places of employment; retail tobacco stores.

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Christian among Counties Selected for Program to Curb Smoking by Pregnant Women

SURFKY NEWS | AL CROSS | APRIL 29,2015 Health departments in Christian, Hopkins and Madison counties will start a program called Giving Infants and Families Tobacco Free Starts, with a $140,000 grant to the state health department from the Anthem Foundation.


Smoke-Free Kentucky Award Winners Recognized

WEKU | STU JOHNSON | APRIL 23, 2015 This year’s winner of the Kentucky Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award says candidates running for governor need to hear from citizens regarding a statewide smoking ban.


State Public Health Department Receives Grant to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

THE LANE REPORT | APRIL 23, 2015 Smoking during pregnancy linked to premature birth, numerous health problems for infants. The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today the Anthem Foundation will award nearly $140,000 to the department to help address the issue of tobacco use and pregnancy.


Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Woodford, Clark, Madison Counties Remain Smoke-Free

Three counties in Kentucky with unenforceable smoking bans continue to be smoke-free by the people’s choice.


Richmond to Consider New Smoking Ban

WKYT | UNKNOWN | AUGUST 25, 2014 The city of Richmond is about to begin the process of passing a new, city-wide indoor smoking ban for public places.


Meeting to Discuss New Smoking Ban in Madison County

WKYT | JERRIKA INSCO | JULY 23, 2014 For seven years, people in Madison County have been told they can’t smoke in indoor public places. But last month, the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down Bullitt County’s smoking ban, which was enacted by a board of health and not elected officials.


Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down County Health Board Bans on Smoking in Public Places

KY FORWARD | AL CROSS | JUNE 23, 2014 County health boards in Kentucky do not have the power to ban smoking in public places, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled without dissent. The decision was a stiff blow to health officials who see smoking as the primary factor in making Kentucky one of the least healthy states, and have sought state and local smoking bans to limit exposure to second-hand smoke.


Danville Bans Trendy E-cigarettes though Public Risks Unproven

THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER | TODD KLEFFMAN | JUNE 1, 2014 Today, you can take a puff from an electronic cigarette just about anywhere in Danville. Tomorrow, however, such puffing will be illegal in most indoor locations.


Eastern Kentucky University Goes Tobacco-free

WEKU NEWS | STU JOHNSON | MAY 30, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University is about to become tobacco-free system wide. Eastern’s main campus in Richmond and extended sites in Corbin, Danville, and Manchester will go smoke, chewing and snuff-free next week.


Health Board Supports Smoking Ban

THE RICHMOND REGISTER | SARAH HOGSED | FEBRUARY 8, 2014 The Madison County Health Board voted Wednesday night to support a statewide smoking ban being considered by the General Assembly. The bill would prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment. Private residences, unless used as child or adult day cares, would be exempt.