The mission of BREATHE is to promote lung health and healthy environments to achieve health equity through a) research; b) community outreach and empowerment; c) advocacy and policy development; and d) access to health services.
BREATHE’S Vision is that all people will have access to clean air and live in healthy environments.
Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky, including members of the College of Nursing BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments) Team, rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, February 8.
Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett was recently featured in a video on WLKY news in a push to raise Kentucky's cigarette tax to a dollar a pack.
UK's BREATHE team recently partnered with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES) to host tobacco and youth advocacy training for leadership students of Hazard High School, as well as a training session for adult community advocates from around the state on the importance of youth empowerment and mentorship and how to engage youth in advocacy efforts.
Communities with strong laws against workplace smoking have lower rates of lung cancer, a new study from the University of Kentucky found. The study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws cover workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.