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Opinion: Why won’t health advocates leave the vaping industry alone?

By Ben Chandler, Terry Brooks, Ed.D., Ashli Watts and Brent Wright, M.D. Manufacturers and retailers who sell Juul and other brands of e-cigarettes, or “vapes,” wonder why health advocates won’t just leave them alone. We have at least three reasons: Kids, kids and kids. Kentucky...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Corbin adding vaping to its smoking ordinance

Adding vaping to the city’s smoking ordinance, selecting an engineering firm to help design the splash pad, and the promotion of several firefighters were among the items discussed during a special meeting of the Corbin City Commission Friday morning. During the meeting, the...
Posted On 07 Nov 2019

KY among top 3 states for vaping

When you apply for health insurance, there is always a question about tobacco use. Insurance companies use your status as a tobacco user as one of the primary determining factors to set the cost of your health insurance premium. But what if you’re an e-cigarette user? Do you say...
Posted On 17 Jun 2019
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Know what your teenager is vaping?

If you are a parent, guardian, a concerned grandparent, aunt or uncle of a teenager or perhaps younger child, then you probably want to keep reading this story all the way to the end. Be forewarned it isn’t good news, but you have probably already figured that out. If you see...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019

Corbin Schools to host forums addressing e-cigarette use

The Corbin Independent Schools is working to put together a series of informational forums at the end of February regarding “vaping,” it’s possible dangers, and prevalence in the school system. School Superintendent Dave Cox said the school system decided to get on top of the...