The mission of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy is to provide rural and urban communities across Kentucky with science-based strategies for advancing smoke-free policies on the local level and educating citizens and policymakers about the importance of smoke-free environments.

BREATHE News

BREATHE Faculty and Staff Members to Serve as Panelists on Secondhand Exposure Public Forum

Monica Mundy, MPH, community advisor for KCSP, and Carol Riker, MSN, RN, associate professor emeritus, will serve as panelists among a group of experts who will present scientific data on the effects of secondhand exposure to e-cigarettes and hookah products. 

Faculty Members Receive Grant for Tobacco-free Ambassadors (TAP) Partnership: Linking K-12 Schools and Community Colleges Project

College of Nursing Professor Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, and College of Education Assistant Professor Mindy Ickes, PhD, recently received $100,000 from the CVS Health Foundation for their Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP): Linking K-12 Schools and Community Colleges project.

Pregnancy Treated as a Moment for Recovery through UK HealthCare’s PATHways Clinic

The Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home (PATHways), an interdisciplinary opioid maintenance program at UK HealthCare, helps women break free of addiction during a transformative time in their lives — pregnancy. Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BCFAAN, serves as an investigator in the PATHways study.

New Study Examines Use of Multiple Tobacco Products in College Students

A new study co-authored by College of Nursing Professor Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN,  found that roughly 15 percent of college students who had ever used tobacco currently use more than one tobacco product. Polytobacco use (using more than one tobacco product) drives nicotine addiction and can prolong the use of tobacco products, leading to acute and chronic negative health risks such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more.

Kentucky's Flagship Program

The mission of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is to foster health and well-being among the people of Kentucky, the region, and the world through collaborative relationships that support excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service in an ever-changing health care environment. The University of Kentucky College of Nursing endeavors to be one of the nation’s top nursing programs among public research universities.