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Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow sets legislative priorities for 2020 — includes taxes

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Steering Committee has begun planning the agenda for the 2020 Kentucky legislative session. Among the priorities for the Coalition will be: Tobacco 21 – This law would prohibit retailers from selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 (the current legal age to purchase tobacco in Kentucky is 18). The Coalition favors holding retailers responsible...

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...