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Mitch McConnell: Elected officials must work with parents to protect our youth from nicotine addiction

The youth vaping crisis is putting the health of our children at risk. To address this rampant and dangerous new trend, I’ve introduced the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act,” a bipartisan federal bill with my fellow tobacco state colleague, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). Once enacted, our legislation will raise the minimum purchase age for all tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21 and help protect...

Wellness Matters: Hanging on to negative thoughts? Don’t, try mindfulness instead

By Jan Carden KyForward columnist   We all struggle with negative thinking – negative thinking about our work, our bodies, our financial situation, other people, the meal we just ate, politics, the future, something someone said to us, events in the past.   It’s seemingly endless.   But it’s not surprising. We are hardwired to track and to hold onto negative information...