Lawmakers appropriated $1.5 million per year for the program, which will be matched by federal funds. Tonya Chang of the American Heart Association says the money will go a long way.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky is getting behind a national program that helps smokers quit the habit by teaching them how to live without cigarettes. Gov. Steve Beshear says the state, over the next two years, will commit $230,000 to the EX campaign. “This money comes from Tobacco Settlement dollars,” says Behsear. “By […]
Kentucky and federal cigarette taxes go up Wednesday, and state officials say they are already seeing an increase in calls to the state-sponsored quitline. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program Manager Irene Centers says they’re preparing for calls to 1-800-QUIT-NOW to increase in the coming weeks. “We’ve been on some calls and emails about the […]
A new pilot program aims to help pregnant smokers in nine eastern Kentucky counties.