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Plan recommends changes for healthier Louisville

LOUISIVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials have a plan to make Louisville a healthier city.

The Courier-Journal reports the multi-faceted proposal has 82 recommendations including a call for prohibiting sales of hookah products and e-cigarettes to minors, banning trans fats in local food, putting a stop to idling vehicles when air-quality is poor.

The 60-page plan, which was drafted by the city's health department with help from the mayor's office, was being released on Wednesday. Some of the recommendations would require new laws.

Mayor Greg Fisher says improving the health of residents will help make Louisville "a competitive, 21st century city."

The proposal seeks to improve residents' health by 2020.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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