Regional
11:30 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Second Hand Smoking Survey

Lexington, KY – Most Kentuckians responding to a new state-wide survey favor laws banning smoking in public places.
But far fewer believe second hand smoke presents a serious health hazard.
The University of Kentucky study released Tuesday bu the university's Center For Smoke Free Policy shows about 62% "strongly" or "somewhat" support smoking bans.
Only 43% consider second hand smoke to be a serious health hazard, a figure that dropped to 12% among smokers.
UK nursing professor Ellen Hahn said the figures show the state needs to launch a widespread media campaign to emphasize the dangers of second hand smoke.