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Bill to raise minimum age to buy tobacco products passed in U.S. Senate

The Tobacco-Free Youth Act would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

‘Tobacco Free’ signs offered at no cost to Ky. schools

Schools in the Commonwealth are going tobacco free and health companies are helping out, offering metal signs at no cost to schools across the state.

CHFS: E-cigarettes account for highest percentage of tobacco product sales to minors

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted the survey this past summer.

Bill would allow employers to discriminate against smokers

A state senator in Kentucky says companies should be allowed to discriminate against people who smoke.

Bill pre-filed to discriminate against smokers

A state lawmaker has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would amend a state employment discrimination law, allowing employers to refuse to hire or to fire smokers.

Kentuckians urged to stop smoking in Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 15 is the perfect opportunity to talk about what is available to help Kentuckians quit and to stay quit.

Rupp Arena will be completely smoke free starting in October

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -- Due to the pending construction of the new Lexington Convention Center and changes in the exterior of the arena, Rupp...

CDC: Kentucky has high number of pregnant women smoking

Upsetting information about women smoking while pregnant in Kentucky.

Smoking while on oxygen. Is it dangerous?

Smoking, of any kind, with home oxygen tanks is a dangerous combination.

Governor Bevin signed bill for tobacco cessation legislation Tuesday

Governor Bevin held a bill signing for new legislation on Tuesday ensuring patient access to smoking cessation treatments, which went into effect June 29th.

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation's largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking ban for most public places.

UPDATE: House votes in favor of smoking cessation coverage bill

Senate Bill 89, which would provide all Kentuckians with access to smoking cessation treatments prescribed by their physicians, will be heard in the House Health and Family Services Committee on Thursday at noon. The bill passed the Senate with a 35 to 2 vote last Wednesday.

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Ban Tobacco Use on School Property

The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would ban tobacco products on public school property in Kentucky and at school-sponsored activities.

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

New research shows cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.

Youth smoking rate declining in Kentucky

State health officials are pointing to more progress in efforts to reduce Kentucky's youth smoking rate.

Middlesboro gives preliminary approval to smoking ban

Officials in Middlesboro have given preliminary approval to a citywide smoking ban.

Board of Health supports statewide smoking ban

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has issued its full support to Kentucky legislators for a statewide smoking ban.

Kentucky House passes proposed statewide smoking ban in state with historic ties to tobacco

Kentucky House passes proposed statewide smoking ban in state with historic ties to tobacco.

Proposed workplace smoking ban clears Kentucky House panel

A proposed statewide smoking ban at workplaces and public buildings has picked up bipartisan support in winning approval from a Kentucky House committee.

Could KY Be Smoke-Free in 2015?

People rallying for a smoke-free Kentucky gathered in Lexington.

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FCPS not raising property tax rates

For the third time in five years Fayette County Public Schools is not raising property tax rates.
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Fourth time in 3 days old water park set on fire in Perry County

It happened at Fugate's Water Park off Highway 15, right outside Hazard.
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Caravan protest outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Lexington office

It was part of a national effort led by Poor People's Campaign with protests at every Kentucky office and a protest in Washington D.C.

“False Positives” spray painted on the side of a Walgreens’ COVID testing site

A coronavirus testing site in Lexington has been hit with graffiti.