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Kentucky receives $112 million in annual tobacco settlement funds

According to the Attorney General, Kentucky has received $112,659,718.88 from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) in 2020. 

Tax on vaping products passes Kentucky House

A bill that would create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco passed in the Kentucky House.

“I hate the government:”Lexington smoke shop owner reacts to new federal tobacco age limit

For the second time in 2019, smoke shop owner Ginny Saville is answering questions about how a new rule set by the FDA is affecting business.
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Bill to raise minimum age to buy tobacco products passed in U.S. Senate

The Tobacco-Free Youth Act would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
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Fayette County Board of Ed. becomes 2nd district in state to file vaping lawsuit

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to file a lawsuit against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices and products.

Western Kentucky University going tobacco-free next year

Western Kentucky University says it will begin the new year tobacco- and smoke-free.

UPDATE: Agent: Man shot self while trying to flee police

The affidavit says the man shot himself in the thigh while trying to pull a gun.
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Beshear: Kentucky receives more than $117 million in tobacco settlement money

Kentucky received $117,586,774.56 in tobacco settlement money last week, according to the attorney generals office.
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McConnell proposes raising minimum age for buying tobacco

The Senate leader said Thursday his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices.

Sine Die: Kentucky General Assembly wraps up

State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.

Bill passes banning tobacco products and e-cigarettes at schools

State lawmakers approved a bill that bans the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes on school grounds.
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Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus.

Bill to restrict tobacco use to 21 fails in Kentucky

Lawmakers in one of the largest tobacco-producing states in the country have rejected a proposal that would have raised the smoking age to 21.
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Record rain negatively impacting farmers

Several parts of the state are still under flood warnings and advisories through the week, and that's a problem for some Kentucky farmers.
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More than $2 million awarded in tobacco settlement funds to KY farms

The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission has selected 403 projects to receive $2,468,051 in tobacco settlement funds for projects on Kentucky farms.
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Report: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the report, Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2011-2018.

Bill to outlaw vaping, tobacco at schools clears House panel

The use of vaping and tobacco products would be outlawed at Kentucky public schools under a bill that cleared a House panel Thursday.
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Tobacco farmer’s son endorses smoking ban in most workplaces

A Democratic candidate for governor in Kentucky and the son of a tobacco farmer has endorsed a statewide smoking ban in most workplaces.

Reward offered for information on stolen guns

Investigators say multiple firearms were from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
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Kentuckians urged to stop smoking in Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 15 is the perfect opportunity to talk about what is available to help Kentuckians quit and to stay quit.

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