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

Assistant Professor Works with Patients with Mental Illness to Create Tailored Tobacco Treatment Program

Assistant Professor Dr. Chizimuzo (Zim) Okoli picked up his first and last cigarette when he was just six years old – a mistake that landed him in the emergency room but inspired his life’s work to study mental illness and substance use among marginalized and underrepresented populations.

Are Kentucky Cigarette Prices to Blame for Smoking Rates?

In 89.3 WFPL's recent article on Kentucky's smoking rates, College of Nursing Professor and Director of Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the correlation between the prices of tobacco products and smoking rates in the state.

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.

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.