School Boards Association says it will support any legislation to make all schools in state tobacco-free

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Usually opposed to statewide mandates on schools, the Kentucky School Boards Association says it will support any legislation that proposes a statewide tobacco-free school law in the 2018 legislative session, because the majority of its members support such a law. “We really try to protect local decision-making on these things,” Eric Kennedy, director...

Study exposes historical barriers to health
in Kentucky, other tobacco-growing states

A University of Kentucky researcher conducted a comprehensive review of historical data, including previously secret tobacco industry documents, for her study, ‘Tobacco-Control Policies in Tobacco-Growing States: Where Tobacco was King.’ (Photo provided)   By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures...