McCracken County

Total Population, 2012
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Kentucky Health Facts:

313,914,040 4,380,415 65,549
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% 22%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
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23% 25% 18%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
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KIDS COUNT Data Center:

10% 24% 20%
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 224.0 220.0
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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202.0 207.0 182.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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55.0 73.0 68.0
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 13.3
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Paducah, KY City Ordinance

Type of Law: 100% Smoke-free Enclosed Public Places. Prohibits use of tobacco products in buildings open to the public or enclosed area.

Where smoking is not prohibited: Any dwelling; room or hall used for private social function and not open to public; any room used for psychological treatment of nicotine addiction by licensed health care professional; physically separate and independently ventilated room in a hospital, hospice, or nursing home open to all residents as a smoking room; retail tobacco store; tobacco warehouse; performer as part of theatre production; indoor smoking areas provided in state or federal government office buildings or workplaces pursuant to KRS 61.165; facilities not open to the public operated by private organizations; tobacco warehouse.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College to Join Others in Tobacco Ban Next Fall

WKMS | WHITNEY JONES | NOVEMBER 28, 2014 West Kentucky Community and Technical College plans to go tobacco-free next fall, while the Kentucky Community and Technical College System offices in Versailles and several others in the system are enforcing their ban starting Jan. 1.


Possible Smoking Ban Stirs Debate

THE NEWS | ALAN MAHRENHOLZ | MAY 8, 2014 A ban on cigarettes and other types of tobacco smoking on campus could be a possibility for Murray State.


Business Owner Fighting City’s Smoking Ban, Seeking Opinion from Attorney General

WPSD | ROBERT BRADFIELD | MARCH 6, 2014 Inside Side Pockets, cigarettes are just as common as the cue ball. Owner Dickie Todd wants to keep it that way. Todd faces new charges of violating Paducah’s smoking ban. It’s an ordinance Smith has fought for seven years.


Cooper/Clayton smoking cessation classes start August 27 at Paducah hospital

KFVS | AMBER RUCH | JULY 31, 2013 – MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY – A free 13-week smoking cessation program will start Aug. 27 at Baptist Health Paducah.


Health Department to Offer Smoking Cessation Classes

SURFKENTUCKY.COM| KEVIN HALL |MAY 8, 2013 The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering another round of classes designed to help people stop smoking.


Smoke free Kentucky comes to Paducah

WPSD | ELIZABETH FIELDS | AUGUST 3, 2012 MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — Laverna Trimble says she doesn’t think a smoking ban would put her out of business. She knows. She used to own two restaurants and now she owns one.


Bring a Friend and Show Your Support for Smoke-Free Kentucky

KY KIDS IN FOCUS | KENTUCKY YOUTH ADVOCATES BLOG | JULY 31, 2012 This week, you can join the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition on their tour across the state! They will be speaking to the media, Smoke-Free Kentucky supporters, and reaching out to legislators urging them to join 23 other states in passing a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law that covers all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants.


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.


Electronic cigarette risks unclear

PADUCAH SUN | ALAN REED | FEBRUARY 23, 2011 | Seeking to break addiction to cigarettes, some smokers have turned toward an unproven product in electronic cigarettes.


Bars, Restaurants May Soon Go Smoke-Free

WPSD LOCAL NEWS | JASON HIBBS | JANUARY 6, 2011 | “It’s not just an annoyance, it’s a known cause of death and disease and we want it out of public places.” That’s what many health advocates and one lawmaker say about smoking.