Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy receives more than $1.4 million to continue tobacco prevention, education

Posted: July 8, 2020

Members of the BREATHE Research Team Dr. Ellen Hahn, Dr. Zim Okoli, Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett, and Dr. Melinda Ickes were recently awarded a two-year, FY20-22 funds totaling $1,474,305 from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.  

The funds will be used in a variety of ways:

  1. to provide technical assistance and training to communities on smoke-free policies, including assessing community readiness, develop strategic plans, preparing fact sheets and one-pagers for the dissemination of scientific information, and assisting with local policy education campaigns related to reducing exposure on secondhand smoke;
  2. to promote and enhance tobacco treatment in community mental health centers; and
  3. to promote and enhance Youth Tobacco/E-cigarette Prevention, Education, and Empowerment programs in Kentucky.