Committee holds smoking survey

By Matt Lasley - [email protected]

The Population Health Committee, whose members announced last week that they intend to request a smoke-free ordinance in Grayson County, is hosting a survey to gauge the public’s opinion on the subject.

“The Population Health Committee is asking Grayson County residents to take a very short, online survey about smoking attitudes in Grayson County,” said Bill Oldham, director of Planning and Marketing at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center (TLRMC).

The survey can be taken at The survey will close on Friday, Dec. 18.

The Population Health Committee intends to address the members of the Grayson County Fiscal Court during their Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 meeting to request that they pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking inside local workplaces and enclosed public places.

“It is important to note [a smoke-free ordinance] would not ban smoking but make it possible for employees and the public to be protected from the harmful effects from secondhand smoke in public places,” Oldham said.

The Population Health Committee consists of representatives from TLRMC, Grayson County Schools, the Grayson County Health Department, local manufacturing, and the Kentucky Cancer Program and meets monthly to work on health issues facing Grayson County.

By Matt Lasley

[email protected]

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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