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.
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.
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-BC, FAAN, serves as an investigator in the PATHways study.
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.