Cigarette Tax, Smoking Ban Discussed At Forum

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 […]

Bridgehaven Launches Smoking Cessation Program for the Mentally Ill

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. […]