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Tobacco-free schools bill moves to full House; Administrators urge lawmakers to pass legislation

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A bill to make Kentucky school properties tobacco-free passed unanimously out of the House health committee on Feb. 7 and was posted for passage on the consent calendar in the House this week. House Bill 11, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill, would ban the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes on all school-owned properties, including all school events...

Anti-smoking advocates gather in state capitol to encourage lawmakers to make schools tobacco free

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service There’s a new effort to clear the air on school campuses across the Commonwealth. Students, school district leaders and healthcare professionals joined the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow in the Capitol Rotunda to encourage state lawmakers to pass a “tobacco-free students bill.” As a Monroe County CARES Youth Prevention Ambassador, Noble Steenbergen...