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Don't ignore all costs of smoking for Kentuckians

Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, who is Kentucky's health commissioner, recently told a legislative committee that a typical smoker in the state spent $2,237 last year on cigarettes.

Reporting to the Program Review and Investigations Committee in Frankfort, the commissioner also said 450 million packs of cigarettes were sold to about 962,000 Kentuckians age 18 and older, while children, who cannot legally buy cigarettes, are continuing to pick up the habit.


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Relay for Life events begin tomorrow

By Calen McKinney

 


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A guest editorial by Tammy Tinsley, American Cancer Society

Fight against cancer continues on local level

Today in Kentucky, 68 people will be told, “You have cancer.”
The American Cancer Society is in your community to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well by finding cures and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society, Taylor Regional Hospital, community partners and its legion of dedicated volunteers are all working together with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


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St. Baldrick's raises more than $50,000

By Richard RoBards

 


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Color to Conquer raises money to fight cancer

Everyone was smiling. In every photo from the event, you can see someone grinning from ear to ear.

And participants ran and walked in the event to bring smiles to other people's faces.

On Saturday, Donna Wise, Will Patton, Katie Irwin and Jenny Jessie hosted the first Color to Conquer 5K Walk and Run, with money raised going toward the annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support children's cancer research. Runners paid entry fees and donations were accepted.


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St. Baldrick's set for Saturday at CU

By Richard RoBards

Having proudly served his country and now as the retired Chief of the Pyramid Lake Department of Safety in Nevada, Michael Johnson has grown comfortable with short hair.

And, as a charter member of the “shavee club” for Campbellsville’s St. Baldrick’s fundraising effort, he is also right at home with a skinned head.

“I don’t start out with a lot, but it’s the most satisfying hair cut of the year for me,” Johnson said.


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Fundraising event to help fight cancer set for March 16

Color to Conquer will benefit local charity

By Calen McKinney

 


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Phillips to begin chemotherapy

Magistrate diagnosed with cancer

By Calen McKinney

 


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Local woman preparing for the battle against cancer

By Calen McKinney

“How about this one?” they ask.


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Kentucky's cigarette tax needs increasing

Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.

Meanwhile, some 3 million fewer Americans smoked in 2011 than in 2009, even though the population has increased.


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