Mercer 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 21,261
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% 19%
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% 25%
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% 29%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
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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% 9%
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 224.0 215.5
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

202.0 207.0 229.0
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 79.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
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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 *
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

04/22/15

Burgin is State’s 40th School District to go Tobacco-Free; Ban Applies to Vapor Products

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS | APRIL 22, 2015 Burgin Independent Schools, in the heart of Kentucky, will be the latest 100 percent tobacco-free schools in the state, and the first in Mercer County, which has a strong tobacco heritage.

11/17/11

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.

01/15/11

New smoking proposal sparks debate in Burgin restaurant

ADVOCATE MESSENGER | ERICH L. RUEHS | JANUARY 15, 2011 | The Village Inn restaurant has developed the reputation as something of a refuge for smokers. One of its customers drives in regularly from Lexington to dine in the establishment’s smoke-friendly confines.