Kentucky

Dayton, Ky. Passes Smoking Ban for All Public Places

The bill has no exemptions for cigar lounges or tobacco retailers.

Weekly News (Feb. 28, 2022)

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Kentucky Bill Would Allow Cities & Counties to Enact Stricter Tobacco Laws

A new bill proposed in Kentucky would allow for local governments such as cities or counties to enact additional, stricter laws than Kentucky’s own state…

Somerset, Ky. Rejects Proposal for Cigar Bars

The Somerset City Council was set to vote today on a proposal that would have modified the southern Kentucky city’s smoking ordinance to allow for…

Louisville, Ky. Council Votes Against Cigar Bars

Cigar bars will remain banned in Louisville, Ky. Yesterday, the Lousiville Metro Council voted 11-15 on a cigar bar ordinance. Because the measure failed to…

Hodgenville, Ky. Bans Smoking in Most Businesses

The central Kentucky town of Hodgenville has banned smoking in most businesses. Hodgenville’s City Council voted 5-1 in favor of a ban on smoking inside…

Kentucky Legislature Passes Budget, Cigar Tax Increase Removed (Update)

On Wednesday, the Kentucky Legislature passed a one-year budget package that sought to address what will be 12 months of uncertain revenue for the state….

Kentucky Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed S.B. 56 into law, a bill that raises the minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco and nicotine…

Kentucky Legislature Sends Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill to Governor

After the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age tobacco and nicotine purchasing and possession  age to 21-years-old,…

Kentucky House Approves Bill Raising Tobacco Taxes

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved H.B. 32, which would increase the tax on other tobacco products, including cigars, from 15 percent to 25…

Henderson, Ky. Bans Smoking in Parks

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Henderson Board of Commissioners approved the second reading of a proposal to ban smoking in city parks, bringing an…