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… Continue reading Kentucky Joins National Smoking Cessation Program
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… Continue reading More Kentuckians Calling Smoking Cessation Hotline
A new pilot program aims to help pregnant smokers in nine eastern Kentucky counties.