Smoke-Free Policies Spread To Kentucky Campuses

Dec 5, 2013

Former UK Pres. Lee Todd and Former Lex. Police Chief Anthany Beatty meet up in the StoryCorps booth to discuss taking UK tobacco-free.

Former UK President Lee Todd and Former Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty recalled the effort to make UK a tobacco-free campus
Former UK President Lee Todd and Former Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty recalled the effort to make UK a tobacco-free campus
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

The passage of Lexington's history-making no-smoking ordinance ten years ago influenced many other communities and institutions to follow suit in the coming years. 

Today we hear from former UK President Lee Todd and former Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty who were instrumental in making the university a tobacco-free campus.  Todd says he jump-started the effort after a meeting with Ellen Hahn of the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy.

Lee Todd retired as president at the University of Kentucky in 2011.  Chief Beatty is now Vice President of Campus services at UK. 

Special thanks to the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy for sharing their story corps audio with us.

Information on Smoke Free initiatives is available at kcsp@uky.edu.