Kentucky Gets All F's

Kentucky gets an F for not preventing tobacco-caused sicknesses.

The American Lung Association says the federal government, and most states, are failing to enact critical policy measures when it comes to tobacco. Those include higher taxes on cigarettes.

Kentucky was one of seven states that received all F's.

Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island received the best grades.

The Lung Association says tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in America.


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  • by steve Location: irvine on Jan 14, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    I would figure Chicago would get all F's since their murder rate is higher in one year than we have lost in Iraq in 6 years.
  • by Linda Location: Lexington on Jan 14, 2009 at 01:52 PM
    Well let's see, how many cities in KY now prohibit smoking in all public places? That isn't enough? But alcohol is still ok!!!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:00 AM
    Obama smokes surely we should be at least graded on a curve for that. That would bring our grade up to about an A minus no doubt. I hear Obama has a windmill shaped novelty lighter and a solar powered one as well.

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