Pulaski County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Pulaski

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 63,593
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Pulaski

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% 30%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Pulaski

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 19%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Pulaski

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
USA Kentucky Pulaski

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
USA Kentucky Pulaski

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 223.3
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Pulaski

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 214.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Pulaski

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 82.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Pulaski

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 13.3
USA Kentucky Pulaski
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

01/30/14

Manchester Recognized as State Leader Ending Tobacco Use, Marks Two Years Smoke-Free

KY FORWARD | UNKNOWN | JANUARY 30, 2014 The city of Manchester has kicked the habit citywide as it celebrates the second anniversary of its smoke-free workplace ordinance. The Southern Kentucky city’s smoke-free anniversary coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first report on the health effects of smoking and tobacco use.

08/16/12

Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler Welcomes Smoke-Free Kentucky

SMOKE FREE KENTUCKY | AUGUST 16, 2012 Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler welcomes Smoke-Free Kentucky to his community and explains his support for a statewide smoke-free law.

07/31/12

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.

02/08/12

More Cities Set Smoke-free Examples for Legislature

KENTUCKY.COM | EDITORIAL | FEBRUARY 8, 2012 | Manchester and Somerset got 2012 off to a great start by going smoke free. Corbin approved a smoke-free law late last year.

01/23/12

Council Passes Smoking Ban

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL | HEATHER TOMLINSON| JANUARY 23, 2012 | Pulaski County’s largest city is now smoke-free. Somerset City Council voted Monday evening on the second reading of Ordinance 12-02 that would ban smoking in all enclosed public areas within the city limits — and the proposed ban passed with an 11-1 vote after councilors and Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler heard citizen comments from those who support the ban and from those who oppose it.

01/11/12

Next Step: A smoke-free City of Somerset?

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL | HEATHER TOMLINSON | JANUARY 11, 2012 | Somerset officials are once again looking at a fiercely debated community issue that has seen little discussion in several years. Somerset City Council had the first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking in all enclosed public areas in the city limits, including retail establishments and restaurants.

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.

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.