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KHIP: Majority Kentucky adults remain in favor of both smoke-free and tobacco 21 laws

A majority of Kentucky adults continue to favor both adopting a statewide smoke-free law and changing current law to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report. Majority support for the laws is found across all political parties and has held steady in recent years, the report found. (Click for larger image) KHIP is...

Foundation for a Healthy Ky. names Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion

Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for her leadership toward enacting a stronger smoke-free ordinance in the city. The award recognizes individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Kentuckians through policy change. Harless is now eligible for the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion of the Year award,...

KHIP: After three years of holding steady, support for statewide smoke-free law surges to 71 percent

After three years of holding steady at about 66 percent, support for a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law among adults queried in the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) jumped five points over the past year to 71 percent. That’s an upsurge of 17 points since 2011, when KHIP first asked this question. Opposition to such a measure fell 6 points in just the last year, from 31 percent to 25...

For fifth straight year, poll shows Kentucky adults overwhelmingly favor a state smoke-free law

For the fifth year in a row, the 2015 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has found that Kentucky adults continue to support a comprehensive smoke-free law in the state. Support has remained steady at nearly 7 in 10 adults for the past three years. Over 70 percent of those polled in Lexington and Louisville support a smoke-free law while Northern Kentucky adults are similar to the state with 68 percent...

Greater Lexington ‘snapshot’ provides insight into citizens’ views on important health issues

  In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, a telephone survey to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues that impact local communities, the state, and the entire nation. The findings are broken down into regional reports, which were just released....