Anti-smoking advocates are touting the results of a new poll conducted in Indianapolis which they say makes it clear that most residents want a comprehensive smoking ban.
An Indiana Senate leader says a proposed statewide smoking ban won’t be considered in his chamber and is likely dead this session.
The University of Louisville begins its program to go smoke free this week.
Thursday afternoon, students at Indiana University Southeast will protest the possibility of fines for violating the school’s smoking ban.
From 1998 through 2007, Kentucky has led the nation in the number of adults who smoke. The Centers for Disease Control estimates in its latest report that more than 28 percent of Kentuckians smoke; the Indiana rate is about 24 percent.
Governor Steve Beshear’s proposal to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax was the topic of discussion at the monthly Louisville Forum Wednesday. One of the panelists was Beshear’s chief of staff, Adam Edelen, who said raising the tax by 70 cents per pack would generate some much-need revenue and help reduce smoking in the Commonwealth. Edelen said […]
Mental health officials say patients with mental illness make up about 7% of the country’s population, but consume about 40% of tobacco products sold. A Louisville organization is launching an effort to reduce the disproportionate smoking rate. Bridgehaven Mental Health Services has designed a smoking cessation program specifically aimed at helping those with mental illness. […]
Kentucky state government is again helping provide free over-the-phone counseling for smokers who want to kick the habit.
The University of Louisville may follow the University of Kentucky in broadening a ban on outdoor smoking.
New Albany Mayor Doug England has vetoed a comprehensive smoking ban that was passed last month by the city council.