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Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition sending van all over state to push for new laws in 2015

Publication Date: 2014-07-21
  • Author:Ky. Health News
  • Publication:KyForward.com

The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition is kicking off its campaign to rally support for comprehensive, statewide smoke-free laws on its Road to a Healthier Kentucky Tour from Monday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 2.

The tour plans to make at least 10 media appearances across the state on its way to its final stop at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County. The coalition says its goal is to get Kentuckians active and engaged in supporting smoke-free policy as the campaign gears up for the next legislative session held in early 2015. The message is "It's time to take a stand for better health by making Kentucky a smoke-free state"...

   The Smoke-Free van is touring the state next week from July 28 to Aug. 2. (Photo provided)

The Smoke-Free van is touring the state next week from July 28 to Aug. 2. (Photo provided)

"2015 is the year we are finally going to pass a smoke-free law and protect everyone's right to breathe clean air in Kentucky," said Amy Barkley, chair of the coalition. "We know Kentuckians support going smoke-free, and we’re touring the state to call attention to those supporters"...