smoking-related illnesses

Aliaksei Skreidzeleu, 123rf stock photo

Kentucky has one of the highest smoking rates in the country with about 30% of the population using tobacco products in some form. Quitting smoking is becoming ever more relevant to the faculty and staff at Murray State University, now with a new smoking ban going into effect in the next school year. Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology continue a discussion about quitting tobacco addiction by discussing the pros and cons of using e-cigarettes as an alternative and learning how to "urge surf."

Quinn Thanks Lawmakers

May 29, 2012
Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin, Wikimedia Commons

Governor Pat Quinn is thanking lawmakers who voted to approve a $1 increase in cigarette taxes. It's the final piece of his plan to ease crushing financial burdens on the state’s Medicaid system.