Kentucky lawmakers are protesting a current trade agreement that they say would hurt tobacco. The U.S. is currently negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which includes countries like New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam. But the lawmakers say the proposal excludes tobacco protections. At a news conference in Frankfort today, Democratic and Republican lawmakers urged President Barack… Continue reading Kentucky Lawmakers Urge Inclusion of Tobacco in Pacific Trade Agreement
The group isn’t lobbying for any specific legislation, but they do support a statewide indoor smoking ban, similar to the law currently on the books in Louisville.
Farmers, tobacco buyers and agriculture experts say this has been a challenging year for the burley crop in Kentucky.
University of Kentucky tobacco specialist Bob Pearce, says a combination of the hot, dry weather and the prevalence of imported tobacco from Argentina and Brazil has caused prices to fluctuate.
It affects twenty-six percent of our youth and around the same percentage of adults – including twenty-four and a half percent of pregnant women. It’s tobacco use, and Kentucky ranks the absolute worst in the nation for our rate of adult smoking. Are these numbers as dismal as they sound, or have they actually gotten better? What are the most effective ways to quit, and the health benefits? Join us this Thursday when we talk about smoking in Kentucky. Listen to the Show
The PACT Act took effect in June. It was meant to keep tobacco out of the hands of minors and required anyone mailing tobacco products to send them through tracked and confirmed Express Mail. But Express Mail cannot go to many foreign combat zones.
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.
Attempts by smokers to stock up on cigarettes before new taxes take effect on April 1st have been thwarted by a national increase in prices by tobacco companies.
Starting April 1st, Kentuckians will pay sales tax on alcohol and thirty cents more for a pack cigarettes. The price increases have some retailers worried.
Kentucky state government is again helping provide free over-the-phone counseling for smokers who want to kick the habit.
The American Lung Association is praising this week’s U.S. House passage of a bill that would tighten regulations on tobacco.