Afternoon Update
4:19 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Survey Reports High Levels of Indoor Air Pollution in Marshall County

 Marshall County’s Smoke-Free Clean Air Coalition is using results from a new survey on indoor air pollution from second hand smoke to boost the coalition’s cause.  The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy delivered the results of a survey today that found  Marshall County’s indoor air pollution in local hospitality venues to be four times higher than those of Georgetown or Lexington. The two towns have enacted smoke-free laws. Local health educator Terri DeLancey says the coalition was not pushing for similar laws or regulations.

"We are trying to educate, educate, educate. That's our goal right now. We want people to understand the ramifications of tobacco.”

DeLancey said the coalition also wants to help people stop smoking and will host free smoking secession classes beginning Sept. 10.