Whitley County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Whitley

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 35,499
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Whitley

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% 32%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Whitley

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
USA Kentucky Whitley

KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 36%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Whitley

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% 15%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Whitley

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

N/A 224.0 287.2
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Whitley

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

202.0 207.0 220.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Whitley

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

55.0 73.0 91.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Whitley

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 11.5
USA Kentucky Whitley
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

02/06/14

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.

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.

11/20/13

Kentucky Needs to Enact Smoke-free Law

TIMES-TRIBUNE | ANNA JONES | NOVEMBER 20, 2013 As president of the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care and a board member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I urge state lawmakers to enact a smoke-free law, which would greatly benefit the health of Kentuckians. Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of death and disease in nonsmokers.

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.

01/13/12

No Level of Secondhand Smoke is Safe

THETIMES-TRIBUNE.COM | DAWN C. LANG | JANUARY 18, 2012 | In response to the letter in the Jan. 13 edition of the Times-Tribune, “Smoking ban in Corbin is not fair to smokers,” I have some very important information that should be shared with the community. There is no level of exposure to secondhand smoke that is safe.

12/30/11

Smoking Ban Goes into Effect Sunday in Corbin

WYMT | DECEMBER 30, 2011 | A Southeastern Kentucky town will be smoke free starting next week. City council members unanimously approved a smoking ban Friday morning.

12/25/11

Legislator’s Log by Rep. Brent Yonts

SURF KY NEWS GROUP | REP. BRENT YONTS | DECEMBER 25, 2011 | Those who follow the Kentucky General Assembly each session know the issue of casino gaming is not new to our state. Lawmakers have spent over a decade considering bills to allow casino gaming in the commonwealth, either by a constitutional amendment approved by a majority of Kentucky voters, or by a vote of the General Assembly.

12/16/11

Another Kentucky Community Goes Smoke Free

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION | DECEMBER 16, 2011 | Recently, the Corbin City Commission enacted a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that covers workplaces and public places. It makes Corbin the state’s 32nd community to adopt such a law.

This is great news as the Smoke-Free Kentucky campaign continues its two-pronged efforts at both the local and statewide levels. We anticipate that another comprehensive statewide bill will be filed prior to the beginning of Kentucky’s legislative session in January.

12/05/11

Cigarettes To Go Up In Smoke At Health Dept.

TIMES-TRIBUNE | SHARAE MYERS | DECEMBER 5, 2011 | Lighting up a cigarette at Whitley County’s Health Department facilities will be out of the question come Jan. 1, 2012, when its smoking ban takes effect. The Whitley County Health Department will soon join the bandwagon, like Knox and Laurel County facilities, to extinguish smoking and the use of all tobacco products.