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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2019 


The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

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Public News Service - KY: Smoking Prevention

In 2016, nearly 30% of Kentucky women aged 18-44 reported smoking every day or some days. (Adobe Stock)

HAZARD, Ky. — Last week, Kentucky Public Health officials, community leaders and former smokers spoke to residents of Hazard as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Amanda is a former smoker who has been traveling the country telling her story a

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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Students in middle and high school are participating in a statewide effort to convince their peers that e-cigarettes are not harmless. The educational campaign, called "I Just Didn't Know," is being spearheaded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. It includes a webs

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services, tobacco use is the state's number-one public health threat. (@Vinokurov_Yury/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A bill that would prohibit the use of tobacco products on school property and reduce students' exposure to secondhand smoke is facing a rocky road in the Kentucky General Assembly. With the days of the legislative session numbered, supporters of the bill say there's still a

Many vaping devices are very easy to conceal. (Vaping360/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Health groups are optimistic legislation moving through the statehouse will help curb the burgeoning use of e-cigarettes among Kentucky teens. HB 11 is advancing through the House, and if passed, will create a statewide policy prohibiting tobacco and nicotine use at K-12 sch

Research says 100 percent tobacco-free policies on school campuses can prevent nearly 30 percent of all Kentucky students from smoking. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — There's a new effort to clear the air on school campuses across the Commonwealth. Students, school district leaders and healthcare professionals will be joining the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow in the Capitol Rotunda to encourage state lawmakers to pass a "tobacco-free

With flavors like bubble gum and cotton candy, health experts believe e-cigarettes are specifically marketed to appeal to young people. (1503849/Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Health groups in Kentucky say teens in the state have the wrong idea when it comes to the safety of e-cigarettes. Ben Chandler with Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow said 1-in-5 high school students uses e-cigarettes - also called vaping. That's a 78 percent increase in t

Older Kentuckians who live in urban areas are more likely to be physically active than their rural counterparts. (Pedro Alonso/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New data reveals a rural/urban divide when it comes to the health of older Kentuckians. The United Health Foundation's 2018 Senior Health Report examines 34 health indicators and ranks Kentucky 48th among states, up one notch from last year's rankings. A key finding of the report,

Major League Baseball prohibits new players, including those in the minor leagues, from using tobacco. (Navan Rajagopalan/Flickr)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Kentucky city is knocking tobacco out of the park, quite literally. All ballparks in Lexington including the home of the Lexington Legends minor league baseball team are becoming completely tobacco-free. Team CEO Andy Shea says Major League Baseball has made great strides

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