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Human resources workshop August 31 to help employers implement tobacco-free workplaces

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800[i] per smoker in extra expenditures each year, including productivity losses and additional health care costs, and puts them at risk for the health consequences...

Commentary: Please help us clear the air, end tobacco epidemic in rural Kentucky

By Tina McCormick Kentucky Rural Health Association   We have an epidemic right here at home and rural Kentuckians are the hardest hit. We who live in rural Kentucky know it and we need help to fix it. Will the Kentucky General Assembly step up to the plate to help us save future generations from the scourge of tobacco use, disease and early death?   We know we’re losing the battle against...