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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 4 items )  

3 in 4 Kentucky Adults Favor State Vape Tax Adult E-Cig Use Holds Steady While Youth Vaping Continues to Surge
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Jan. 15 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release: Taxing e-cigarettes, or "vapes," sold in Kentucky is very popular among Kentucky adults across the political spectrum, even while most have never tried the tobacco products that are addicting adolescents and teens at alarming rates in the Commonwealth and across the nation. According to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), 75 percent of Kentucky adults support adding a state excise ta  more

Big Ass Fans Joins National Thoroughbred Racing Association Advantage as Newest Partner
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 16 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Big Ass Fans, the world's leading manufacturer of high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans, has signed on with NTRA Advantage as the group purchasing plan's newest partner. NTRA Advantage delivers substantial cost savings - through local dealers - on essential products and services relevant to their business. Since the inception of  more

National Governors Association White Paper Highlights Gubernatorial Initiatives on Youth Apprenticeship
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: Governors are taking steps to promote and expand youth apprenticeship opportunities in their states, recognizing the increasing importance of postsecondary or industry-recognized credentials for to help high-school graduates succeed in their careers, according to a new white paper from the National Governors Association (NGA). The white paper highlighted examples from Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and N  more

Youth, Health Advocates Rally in Frankfort for Kentucky Laws to Reduce Youth E-Cig Use
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Jan. 15 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release on Jan. 14: Youth e-cigarette use, often called "vaping," continues to surge in Kentucky, more than quadrupling among middle school students and nearly doubling among high school students from 2017 to 2019. Students, health advocates and business leaders representing the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow rallied in Frankfort this morning to urge Kentucky lawmakers to adopt several measures that  more