Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy

WUKY In Depth
11:14 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

STORYCORPS: Lexington's Historic No Smoking Ordinance

Doctor Ellen Hahn and Carole Riker
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

We end our series with Ellen Hahn and Carole Riker who were instrumental in the passage of Lexington's No Smoking Ordinance now more than 10 years ago.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

UK Holds Smoke-Free Conference

Former UK President Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr. presenting an anti-smoking award to members of the Bullitt County Board of Health
Credit Chase Cavanaugh

Over 150 professionals gathered at Lexington’s Doubletree Hotel Tuesday for the 2014 Smoke Free Conference.  Ranging from mayors and politicians to advocates and health care professionals, their goal was the same, discuss ways to decrease tobacco use across the Commonwealth.   One prominent attendee was former University of Kentucky President Lee Todd, who led the effort to make the campus smoke free. 

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

STORYCORPS: Health Educators Take On Tobacco Culture In Bourbon County

Bourbon County Health Educators Phyllis Robinson and Cyndi Steele
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week we hear from two health educators who faced long odds in enacting smoke-free policies in Bourbon County.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

STORYCORPS: Early Skeptic Becomes Ardent Supporter

Smoke Free Lexington's Lisa Greathouse-Maggio and former Lexington vice mayor Mike Scanlon
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

It took some convincing, but former vice mayor Mike Scanlon became an important advocate of Lexington's no smoking ordinance.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

STORYCORPS: Local Restaurant Owner Welcomed No-Smoking Ordinance

L to R: Lexington restaurant owner Joe Bologna, and former Urban County Councilman Willie Fogle
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

As we mark ten years of Lexington's No-Smoking ordinance a local restaurant owner believes he was the first to put in a no-smoking section.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

STORYCORPS: Mayors Take Unpopular Stand For Future Generations

Georgetown Mayor Everette Varney and former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

Former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac and Georgetown Mayor Everette Varney recall their sometimes unpopular stances on no-smoking ordinances.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

STORYCORPS: Northern Kentucky Advocate Discovers The Power Of The Pen

Smoke-free advocates Denny Nafus and Betsy Janes
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week meet a Northern Kentuckian who launched a letter writing campaign for no-smoking ordinances across the state.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

STORYCORPS: Lexington Musicians Chime In On Smoking Ban

L To R...Local musicians Rob Theakston and Ben Allen
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week two musicians who've played Lexington's hot spots before, during, and after the no-smoking ordinance.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

STORYCORPS: Second Hand Smoke Key Issue In Smoking Bans

Attorney and former smoker Penny Warren and Lexington Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Whayne
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

The dangerous health effects of second-hand smoke played a key role in making Lexington a smoke-free community.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

STORYCORPS: Passing A Statewide Smoke-Free Law

From Left, Tonya Chang, with the American Heart Association, and Lexington Democrat State Representative Susan Westrom
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week in StoryCorps, meet the Lexington legislator trying to round up votes for passage of a statewide smoke-free law.

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