smoking http://wkms.org en American Lung Association Report Gives Kentucky Low Marks http://wkms.org/post/american-lung-association-report-gives-kentucky-low-marks <p>Kentucky received&nbsp;<em>straight Fs&nbsp;</em>on the 2014 “State of Tobacco Control” report published Wednesday by the American Lung Association.&nbsp; The&nbsp;study looked at four areas&nbsp;including creating a smoke free environment, cigarette taxes, insurance coverage for cessation programs and tobacco prevention.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:44:50 +0000 Emil Moffat (WKYU) 38228 at http://wkms.org American Lung Association Report Gives Kentucky Low Marks Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chamber-commerce-calls-statewide-smoking-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A call for a&nbsp;smoking ban inside&nbsp;Kentucky’s&nbsp;workplaces and public buildings has the support of the state’s largest business organization.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:29:47 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 36773 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban A Chat With The Doctor Can Help Kids Resist Smoking http://wkms.org/post/chat-doctor-can-help-kids-resist-smoking Doctors do make a difference when it comes to keeping children and teenagers from taking up tobacco. This may sound like a no-brainer, but until recently there wasn't strong evidence that anti-smoking efforts by pediatricians and other primary care doctors make a difference.<p>That evidence is now clear, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group that today called for pediatricians and other primary care doctors to talk with children, teenagers and parents about the harms of smoking. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:47:25 +0000 editor 34326 at http://wkms.org A Chat With The Doctor Can Help Kids Resist Smoking Former Wildcat Derek Anderson, Gov. Steve Beshear Join Rally for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/former-wildcat-derek-anderson-gov-steve-beshear-join-rally-statewide-smoking-ban <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Supporters of a statewide smoking ban brought high-profile help from the world of sports while rallying Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda &nbsp;for their cause. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:24:16 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28084 at http://wkms.org Former Wildcat Derek Anderson, Gov. Steve Beshear Join Rally for Statewide Smoking Ban United Health Foundation Ranks Kentucky 44th Healthiest State http://wkms.org/post/united-health-foundation-ranks-kentucky-44th-healthiest-state <p></p><p></p><p>The United Health Foundation has again ranked Kentucky among the nation’s most unhealthy states. The foundation’s annual <a href="http://www.americashealthrankings.org/KY/2012">America’s Health Rankings</a> put Kentucky at 44<sup>th</sup> healthiest, the same as last year’s findings. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:26:39 +0000 Angela Hatton 25542 at http://wkms.org United Health Foundation Ranks Kentucky 44th Healthiest State The Morning Cram [no smokes 4 u edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-no-smokes-4-u-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>A study has found that people trying to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/12/03/166240156/text-messages-help-smokers-kick-the-habit">quit smoking</a> were twice as successful if they received encouraging text messages while trying to quit. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:26:14 +0000 Whitney Jones 25199 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [no smokes 4 u edition] Kentucky Smokers Might Have to Pay More for Cigarettes http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-smokers-might-have-pay-more-cigarettes <p></p><p>Smokers might have to pay more in Kentucky for cigarettes if a proposal to raise the cigarette tax passes. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform suggests raising the tax from $.60 a pack to $1. Governor Steve Beshear appointed the tax panel earlier this year to simplify the tax code and generate enough revenue to meet the state’s needs. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:13:11 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24712 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Smokers Might Have to Pay More for Cigarettes Tennessee Smokers Get Free Support to Quit http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-smokers-get-free-support-quit <p></p><p>Tennessee smokers participating in the Great American Smokeout Thursday can quit with free help from the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine. The QuitLine connects smokers with a personal coach who guides them through the quitting process. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:21:21 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24442 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Smokers Get Free Support to Quit Smoking Ban First Reading Passes in Hopkinsville http://wkms.org/post/smoking-ban-first-reading-passes-hopkinsville <p>The Hopkinsville City Council narrowly passed a first reading of a smoking ban Tuesday with Mayor Dan Kemp casting the deciding vote.&nbsp; The ordinance can’t take effect, however, until a second reading is approved.&nbsp; Mayor Kemp says the move puts Hopkinsville in line with neighboring cities that also have smoking bans in place.&nbsp; Opponents of the ban say they don’t want to take away business owners’ rights.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:13:47 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22834 at http://wkms.org Smoking Ban First Reading Passes in Hopkinsville Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-82212 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/22/159807599/some-israeli-parents-rethink-ritual-circumcision">circumcise newborn sons</a>.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:36:37 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21161 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12