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.
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.
Stanton Glantz, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control, will speak at this year's 2016 Smoke-free Spring Conference hosted by the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy on April 28.
Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, assistant dean of research at the UK College of Nursing, and Nicole Waite, an administrative support associate for UK HealthCare Nurse Recruitment, received the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award during a luncheon ceremony at the Hilary J. Boone Center on March 10.
Alex Elswick and Amanada Fallin, an assistant professor in the UK College of Nursing and vice president for Voices of Hope-Lexington, joined a coalition of community members and city government officials to develop an online treatment database, GetHelpLex.org.