Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Mon December 14, 2009
KY Smoking Cessation
Frankfort, KY – A report by anti-smoking groups ranks Kentucky 40th among states in the amount of money spent to persuade people to quit or never start smoking. The report says Kentucky spends $3.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs,
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that total is far below the amount the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Kentucky ranked 41st last year. The slight bump is due to an increase in federal funding for Kentucky cessation programs.
The report was released recently by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.