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Center for Smoke-free Policy recognizes individuals, organizations that create smoke-free communities

The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy honored communities, groups and individuals from across the state who are making progress in creating healthier, smoke-free communities. The awards were presented Nov. 10 at a virtual award ceremony. “Kentucky has had an amazing year as we now have 38 communities with comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws, covering 36.2 percent of Kentuckians,” said...

Only 8.7% of Kentucky’s school districts are not tobacco-free; foundation expects them to be soon

Kentucky Health News Only 15 of Kentucky’s 172 school districts, or 8.7 percent, have not passed a tobacco-free policy to match a state law that will take effect July 1, 2020, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, which says it expects nearly all of districts to enact the policy before they have to. The law, for which the foundation campaigned, will ban use of all tobacco products,...

House health panel’s new chair, Kim Moser, starts fast with bills to ban tobacco at schools and more

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News State Rep. Kim Moser plans a busy first meeting as chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee on Thursday, Feb. 7. She says she has the votes to approve bills to make schools tobacco-free, urge medical-marijuana research, and make it easier to get treatment for addiction. “Those are all issues that we continue to talk about and have taken a...