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"The immediate implications for our business are clear: if our consumers have fewer opportunities to enjoy our products, they will use them less frequently and the result will be an adverse impact on our bottom line. Even more important, accommodation / preemption laws shape the real-world environment in which our customers and their non-smoking friends and associates live every day. If smokers are banished to doorways and loading docks in front of buildings, it makes smokers feel like outcasts and gives encouragement to the antis. On the other hand, if we live in a society that accommodates smokers and non-smokers alike, it sends the message that smoking is a viable life-style choice and an adult's decision to use a legal product should be respected."

Tina Walls
Philip Morris (PM)

Kentucky

Kentucky is working to support a statewide smokefree air law to protect the health of all Kentucky workers. Please visit Smoke Free Kentucky to learn more and to get involved.

ANR recognizes Kentucky as a national leader in protection from secondhand smoke in the workplace. With the passage of numerous local smokefree laws, including Lexington, Louisville and capital-city Frankfort, Kentucky is making progress toward ensuring the right of all citizens to breathe smokefree air in workplaces and public places.

Visit the University of Kentucky's Kentucky Tobacco Policy Research Program to learn more about these laws.

Kentucky law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Kentucky.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Kentucky's 2017 Legislative Session: January 3 - March 30


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