6:40 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Statewide Smoking Ban Clears Kentucky State House Committee


FRANKFORT — A Kentucky House committee has approved a ban on indoor smoking in public places and private businesses across the state.

The House Health & Welfare Committee voted 10 to 3. It would provide an exemption for open spaces, and will also apply to e-cigarettes.

State Rep. Susan Westrom, a Lexington Democrat and the bill's sponsor, says the ban is needed to improve the health of all Kentuckians regardless of if they smoke, and will affect a variety of workplaces.

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5:47 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

U of L Gets $23 Million in Grants for Tobacco Research

The University of Louisville will receive or oversee more than $23 million in grants for tobacco-related research.

Most of the funds will be used to establish the Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center.  Its work on the health effects of tobacco will be used to help shape FDA regulation of tobacco products.   U of L will also oversee the allocation of funds to six other universities for the same purpose.