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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* 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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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.


Enacting Smoking Ban Means Respecting Heritage of Tobacco, Health Directors Say

THE LANE REPORT | MELISSA PATRICK | JANUARY 15, 2014 The toughest challenge in passing a local smoking ban is ensuring that some in the community don’t see it as a personal attack on their livelihood, character or heritage, said two public-health directors who succeeded in the effort.


EKU Announces Move Toward Tobacco-Free Campus

RICHMOND REGISTER | SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER | SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson on Friday announced that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free policy on campus, to take effect June 1.


On Kick Butts Day, Bourbon County Students Rally Seeking Smoking Ban

HERALD-LEADER | MARY MEEHAN | MARCH 20, 2013 PARIS — Cyndi Steele stood clapping and hollering, encouraging the students who rallied Wednesday on the courthouse lawn proclaiming their desire for Bourbon County to go smoke free. For two years Steele, health coordinator for the Bourbon County Health Department, and a volunteer task force have been promoting a smoke-free ordinance in Bourbon County, at one time the largest tobacco-producing county in the state.


Delta Dental of Kentucky supports statewide smoking ban Read more: Floyd County Times (KY) – Delta Dental of Kentucky supports statewide smoking ban

FLOYD COUNTY TIMES | DR. JED JACOBSON | MAY 31, 2012 | In January, a bill was introduced by the Kentucky House Health and Wellness Committee to ban smoking in public places and workplaces. Unfortunately in April, the Kentucky House of Representatives decided not to bring this bill to a vote. Furthermore, in northern Kentucky, Campbell County voted in favor of a smoking ban, but a newly elected court overturned that vote.


Health Board Supports Bullitt County Defense of Smoking Ban

THE RICHMOND REGISTER | BILL ROBINSON | DECEMBER 15, 2011 | The Madison County Health Board is adding its name to a friend-of-court brief in support of the Bullitt County Health Department’s appeal of a judge’s ruling against its smoking ban. In mid-September, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress voided the Bullitt County Health Board’s smoking ban less that a week before it took effect.


CVDHD Makes Push for Smoke-free Policy

MIDDLESBORO DAILY NEWS | ANTHONY CLOUD | NOVEMBER 25, 2011 | Thirty-one Kentucky communities now have smoke-free laws or regulations and the Cumberland Valley District Health Department hopes to see Bell County join the list. Places such as Boyle, Lexington-Fayette, and Madison have been successful in establishing a smoke-free ordinance.


Smoke-free Advocates in Bourbon Push for Smoking Ban

HERALD-LEADER | GREG KOCHER | NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | As cigarettes dangled from their mouths, Rodney Harney and Chuck Newberry played a friendly game of nine ball in Bluegrass Billiards. Over the pulsing beat of back-to-back Grand Funk Railroad hits I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home and Some Kind of Wonderful, they talked about the prospect of a smoking ban that appears likely to be proposed for Bourbon County next year.


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.


Clark Helps Fund Bullitt Smoking Ban Appeal

THE WINCHESTER SUN | RACHEL PARSONS | SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 | The Clark County Board of Health will support the Bullitt County Board of Health as it appeals a Bullitt Circuit Court decision ruling a county-wide indoor smoking ban unconstitutional. Local board members voted to provide the Bullitt board with $5,000 from money received from the University of Kentucky for consulting services provided by Health Department Director Scott Lockard.