Webinar: Preemption and Health Advocacy
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Join us on this free 1-hour webinar! Learn about the history of preemption and understand how preemption relates to tobacco control and other health policies. Presenters will share their experiences, answer questions, and discuss advocacy strategies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand Kentucky law that prohibits local regulation of the distribution, sales, or display of tobacco products.
  • Describe the history of preemption in Kentucky including the tobacco control policies that are currently prohibited for consideration by local governments.
  • Understand the magnitude of the preemption threat to public health.
  • Learn key elements of the Grassroots Change/New York University Combatting Preemption Action Model, including how it relates to both countering and repealing state preemption.
  • Discuss tactics to organize and address preemption.
  • Understand the role of the tobacco industry and its allies, and continued efforts to limit smokefree protections.

And a special THANK YOU to the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow for suggesting the webinar topic and connecting us with this experienced panel of presenters.

Register here.

Workshop: Working with the Media - Paducah
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:30 PM- 3:00 PM (Central Time)
McCracken County Public Library
(270) 442-2510
555 Washington Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42003

Join us for this free in-person workshop in Paducah, Kentucky.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a workshop to help nonprofit organizations and coalitions work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts.

• Establish a basic understanding of media messaging.
• Identify pre-interview preparation techniques.
• Learn key strategies for a media interview.
• Understand the basics of an effective news release.
Register here.
Next Generation Tobacco: The Impact of E-Cigarettes on Kentucky's Future Health
Monday December 10, 2018
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 
1640 Lyndon Farm Court
Louisville, KY 40223 
The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow will host a half-day conference in Louisville on Monday, December 10, to explore the latest evidence about the health impact of these devices. In addition, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates will release at the conference a focus group report regarding Kentucky youth attitudes and perceptions about e-cigarettes.
Speakers at the "Next Generation Tobacco: The Impact of E-Cigarettes on Kentucky's Future Health" conference will discuss who is using e-cigarettes, vapes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in Kentucky, and the potential policies for preventing disease and illness associated with them. In particular, speakers will focus on the role of flavors in encouraging underage vaping, the extent to which ENDS actually help people quit smoking, what's in ENDS and whether they are a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes, and the evidence that ENDS are a gateway to smoking for youth and young adults.

The conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in the training room at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky The conference is free, but registration is required.
Find more information and Register Here