April 2019

McConnell proposes raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 nationwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mcconnell-proposes-raising-minimum-age-to-buy-tobacco-to-21-nationwide/ 
 
Ad campaign targets teen vaping in Kentucky
 
JCPS to fight e-cigarette use among kids with anti-vaping campaign
 
Report offers Appalachian residents four strategies to decrease high obesity rate, aimed at deadly obesity-related diseases
 
Report offers five strategies to fight opioid epidemic in Appalachia; central part of region had high death rate from overdoses
 
Report offers Appalachian residents ways to decrease smoking rates; they are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases
 
Bevin signs into law ban on tobacco use in all public schools, events
 
Former Kentucky AG urges school districts to immediately enforce vaping ban

MARCH 2019

Chandler Medical Center surgeon Matthew Bush named Foundation for a Healthy Ky. Endowed Chair
 
Health Issues Poll: Kentucky Adults Still Divided on Needle Exchange Programs
 
Kentucky adults support syringe exchanges, 49% to 40%; among those who say they're familiar with them, it's 55% to 40%
 
County Health Rankings show a few big shifts, and at least one county where local action appears to have made a difference
 
Judge again blocks KY’s Medicaid plan with work requirements; Bevin administration eyes ‘next steps’
 
KY Lawmakers Balk at Making School Campuses Tobacco-Free
 
Bill to outlaw 'JUULing' in school passes committee but may be running out of time
 
Bill to ban smoking, vaping at schools awaits Senate vote
 
Kentucky Schools Will Soon Be Tobacco Free
 
Oldham County Schools becomes a tobacco-free district

FEBRUARY 2019

 
Sponsor of bill to ban tobacco use at all public schools and events files last-ditch amendment to give districts 3 years to opt out of it