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Building a Model Smoke-free Public Housing Policy in Covington

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Building a Model Smoke-free Public Housing Policy in Covington

In Covington, a collaborative effort between the city’s public housing authority and the Northern Kentucky Health Department that began in 2015 instituted smoke-free policies in the city’s public housing communities. That policy quickly resulted in lower smoking rates among residents and a significant improvement in air quality. Now, it’s being distributed to other housing authorities in Kentucky to emulate in advance of a smoke-free public housing federal regulation set to take effect next year.

Kentucky Teens Take the Initiative in Smoke-Free Messaging

Kentucky Teens Take the Initiative in Smoke-Free Messaging

A KET production team recently attended the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy’s (KCSP) annual conference, where teenagers from Adair County received an award for producing a public service announcement promoting smoke-free policies. Students from Casey County High School were also recognized for their project to ensure a tobacco-free campus. From KET’s Smoking and Health initiative, funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Cigarettes: Is the Cost of That Pack Worth the Damage to Your Body?

Kentucky Health

Cigarettes: Is the Cost of That Pack Worth the Damage to Your Body?

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Ellen J. Hahn, professor and director of BREATHE and director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.

Help, I Can’t Breathe: Asthma and COPD

Kentucky Health

Help, I Can’t Breathe: Asthma and COPD

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. John Wesley McConnell of Kentuckiana Pulmonary Associates.

Health Care Problems and Opportunities in the Commonwealth

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Health Care Problems and Opportunities in the Commonwealth

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Hiram Polk, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Teens Against Smoking Use

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Teens Against Smoking Use

At Tates Creek High School in Lexington, students in Teens Against Tobacco Use visit elementary and middle schools and talk to kids about the importance of not smoking.

Clearing The Smoke — Kentucky’s Lingering  Tobacco Habit

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Clearing The Smoke — Kentucky’s Lingering Tobacco Habit

Kentucky has the second highest smoking rate in the entire country. This episode looks at the policies, programs, and community solutions needed to reduce our dependence on tobacco and create a healthier Kentucky.

Tobacco Barn Make-Over

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Tobacco Barn Make-Over

In Magoffin County, an old tobacco barn takes on an important new role - advertising a free hotline for tobacco cessation help, 1-800 Quit Now.

Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Changing the Numbers

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Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Changing the Numbers

Approximately 3,500 Kentuckians will die of lung cancer this year. However, Drs. Jorge Rios, MD, and Goetz Kloecker, MD, from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, say treatment options continue to improve for patients, even those with advanced-stage lung cancer. And more effective screening has enabled oncologists to diagnose more lung cancer patients when their disease is in its early stages.

Answers for Cancer: Five Takeaways

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Answers for Cancer: Five Takeaways

Host Renee Shaw and cancer experts offer information on cancer treatment and recovery resources in Kentucky and share the latest advances in life-saving screenings and early detection.