Tobacco control rated poorly in Local 6 states


Web Editor - Nick Miller

PADUCAH - The 2014 State of Tobacco Control ratings from the American Lung Association are out, and they are giving all four of the Local 6 states poor grades for their lack of laws they say can help prevent the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri all received an 'F' for tobacco prevention and cessation coverage. Illinois and Tennessee received passing grades for having smoke-free aid. Illinois also received a 'C' grade for having higher cigarette taxes.

The group gave the United States mostly 'D' grades for FDA regulation, taxes, and tobacco control.