On Thursday, February 13th, red-clad advocates gathered in Frankfort to speak out with us at the Kentucky Capitol. What were they talking about?
The group of more than 100 dedicated Kentuckians met with lawmakers to urge support for Senate Bill 56, Tobacco 21 legislation that would codify Federal Tobacco 21 legislation and remove youth purchase, use and possession penalties. In addition, they asked lawmakers to support the creation of an excise tax on e-cigarettes equal to the tax on traditional cigarettes. And finally, our amazing advocates asked lawmakers to support Senate Bill 45, legislation that would set minimum nutrition, physical activity and screen time standards in all licensed early care and education centers. Click here to learn more.
Stay tuned as we continue to work throughout the session to create a heart-healthy Kentucky!