Statewide Smoking Ban

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10:07 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Kentucky Smoking Ban Bill Is Dead, Sponsor Says

Democratic Representative Susan Westrom of Lexington remains hopeful that smoke-free legislation will eventually pass the General Assembly.
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A contentious bill that would enact a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment is dead, the sponsor says.

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4:31 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Smoke-Free Legislation "Ready To Roll," But Could Face Uphill Battle In Senate

It’s the fourth year lawmakers in Frankfort are pressing for a statewide smoke-free law, but advocates say the momentum is now on their side.

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1:10 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

More Kentuckians Support Smoke-Free Law, Survey Shows

A Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds that 65 percent of adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, marking growing support every year since the poll was first commissioned in 2010. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.
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A smoke-free law covering all public places in Kentucky is now favored by nearly two-thirds of the state's adults.

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5:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Lawmaker To Resume Push For Statewide Smoking Ban

Representative Susan Westrom (D) of Lexington
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State Rep. Susan Westrom promises to try again during the next legislative session to get a statewide smoke-free law passed.

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3:12 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

House Panel Passes Bill To Ban Smoking In Public

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Smokers would have fewer places to light up under legislation that was approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday.

 The measure, supported by Gov. Steve Beshear, bans smoking in public places statewide.

The committee vote came one day after Beshear called on lawmakers in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech to pass the smoking ban.

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1:58 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For the second year in a row, a poll shows a majority of Kentuckians favoring a statewide smoking ban.

Last year the poll, conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, showed a majority favored a ban for the first time. 

And now that number has increased to 62 percent of registered voters favoring a statewide ban. Less than 40 percent opposed such a ban, while the rest had no opinion. 

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