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Business
12:40 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Kentucky Hospitals Advocate for Smoke-Free Workplaces

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 6:55 am

The U.S. adult smoking rate is at an all-time low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Even still, Kentucky's smoking rate remains high compared to the rest of the U.S., and state organizations continue to try to gain support for a statewide smoking ban.

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Government
2:26 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Owensboro Smoking Ban Takes Effect Tomorrow

Owensboro's new smoking ban takes effect Wednesday. The ordinance bans smoking in public spaces like restaurants, stores, and city parks among others.

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Government
9:42 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Smoking Ban: 'Uphill Battle' in Kentucky House

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) says that mustering legislative support for a bill that would ban smoking in private businesses and public areas is “an uphill battle.”

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Politics
6:37 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Smoking Ban Bill May See House Floor This Week

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The House sponsor of a bill that would establish a statewide smoking ban hopes to see a floor vote this week.  But, as Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson reports, proponents realize the measure still faces opposition.

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Government
7:52 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Statewide Smoking Ban Moving in Kentucky Legislature

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A Kentucky House committee has approved a ban on indoor smoking in public places and private businesses across the commonwealth.

The House Health & Welfare Committee voted 10-3. It would provide an exemption for open spaces, and will also apply to e-cigarettes.

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Politics
5:41 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Western Kentucky Legislators Respond to Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address

Rep. Myron Dossett
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Gov. Steve Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address focused on reinvesting in education and tax reform in addition to praising Kentucky's state health exchange, kynect. Below are responses to that address from both Republican and Democratic legislators who responded to calls.

REPUBLICANS

Rep. Myron Dossett took issue with Beshear's praise of kynect, saying the state health exchange had added many people to Medicaid rolls that the commonwealth is already struggling to pay. He is also concerned with expanding gambling.

Dossett was pleased to hear discussion about tax reform, but he wants a straight sales tax that would eliminate the state income tax.

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Health
12:54 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Two-thirds of Kentuckians Support a Statewide Smoking Ban

A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that a majority of Kentuckians are now in support a statewide smoking ban. 

The poll released Thursday was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.  The data shows that 65%, or roughly two/thirds, of Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, up 6 points from last year, and 17 points from four years ago. 

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Government
4:29 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban

A call for a smoking ban inside Kentucky’s workplaces and public buildings has the support of the state’s largest business organization. 

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Smoking Ban
3:28 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mayfield City Council Passes Public Area Smoking Ban Ordinance

Mayfield has passed a new city-wide smoking ban in public buildings and restaurants.

The city council approved the ordinance's second reading yesterday 5 to 4.  It passed the first reading last month 6-4. The ordinance is modeled after Paducah’s smoking ban. 

Mayor Teresa Cantrell said the ordinance had been in the works for about 18 months and that it was out of concern for the health of residents as well as employees.

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Government
4:09 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Mayfield City Council Passes Smoking Ban Ordinance First Reading

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The Mayfield City Council has passed the first reading of a city-wide smoking ban ordinance with a 6-4 vote. Mayor Teresa Cantrell says yesterday’s vote is the first step to ban smoking in public places like restaurants and other businesses.

“We’ve been working on this for a little over a year and we did a community poll and it was overwhelmingly in support,” she says.

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