Secondhand smoke is a public health hazard. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke in public places or at work significantly increase their risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory illnesses.
Smoke-Free Kentucky is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support making all public and work places 100% smoke-free in order to protect citizens and workers from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. And we need your help.
You can help by:
#1 Joining the Smoke-Free Kentucky coalition.
#2 Learning why smoke-free policy is good for Kentucky.
Please send the completed form to Betsy Janes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 502-363-0222, or by mail at 4100 Churchman Ave. Louisville, KY 40215-1154.
A coalition of local, state and national health advocates have released a new poll showing widespread support for making all Kentucky workplaces, including bars and restaurants, smoke free.
By a 59 percent to 39 percent margin, the poll found that voters support a law in Kentucky that would prohibit smoking in most public places, including workplaces, public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars. This includes 44 percent who strongly favor the law. Support cuts across party lines, including 60 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of Independents and 59 percent of Democrats.
Check out the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy.
Smoke-free legislation was introduced on January 19th. Read it here.