Bipartisan support in Kentucky and Oklahoma
Feb 7, 2013
Underscoring the bipartisan backing for smoke-free laws, Kentucky’s Democratic governor and Oklahoma’s Republican governor have highlighted their support for such laws in their state-of-the-state speeches this week.
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Bluegrass State Has the Nation’s Highest Smoking and Lung Cancer Rates
Jan 9, 2013
Kentucky has a great opportunity this year to become the next smoke-free state.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids this week joined other public health organizations in launching an ad campaign calling for a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law to protect all Kentuckians’ health and the state’s economy.
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Smoke-free policies sweep across South Carolina, Kentucky
Feb 9, 2012
More and more communities in South Carolina and Kentucky — states where tobacco used to be king — are helping reduce smoking and protect everyone from dangerous secondhand smoke by enacting local ordinances requiring workplaces and public places to be smoke-free.
In South Carolina, North Myrtle Beach became the latest Palmetto State municipality to clear the air when the City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking in workplaces and public places. There are now 44 smoke-free communities in South Carolina.
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Chamber of Commerce urges statewide smoke-free law
Oct 24, 2011
A quarter century ago, Kentucky lawmakers responded to a proposal for smoke-free indoor air by lighting up cigarettes in a legislative chamber.
Now smoke-free advocates in the tobacco-producing state are getting a stunningly different reaction — a strong endorsement from the state's leading business group.
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Supporters of tea party want clean air, too
Mar 1, 2011
It turns out that we can all get along.
State lawmakers immersed in contentious legislative sessions can find welcome relief from partisan combat on an issue where voter support transcends party lines and ideological leanings: Backing for comprehensive smoke-free air laws.
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