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Members of the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board were updated Monday during their quarterly meeting on the ongoing effort to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes. 

A researcher with more than three decades of experience says a nicotine-free cigarette is not in the cards.

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Kentucky’s tobacco farmers have had a relatively cool and wet summer, and that could be the culprit for higher crop disease rates.  

University of Kentucky Plant Pathologist Emily Pfeufer says farmers are reporting higher cases of black shank and bacteria-based diseases like angular leaf and target spot. 

Ky Gov. Beshear Announces New Tobacco Ban

Sep 4, 2014
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Tobacco and e-cigarettes will soon be banned from many Kentucky state properties under the executive cabinet.

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