American Lung Association

Government
12:55 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Kentucky Receives "F" Rating on Tobacco Policy

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Kentucky is receiving failing grades across the board in a new report from the American Lung Association.

The report criticizes the commonwealth for having one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the nation, as well as poor access to smoking cessation programs.

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Health
12:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

American Lung Association Report Gives Kentucky Low Marks

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Kentucky received straight Fs on the 2014 “State of Tobacco Control” report published Wednesday by the American Lung Association.  The study looked at four areas including creating a smoke free environment, cigarette taxes, insurance coverage for cessation programs and tobacco prevention.

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