smoking http://kcur.org en One In Eight Kansas Pregnancies In 2013 Involved Women Who Smoked http://kcur.org/post/one-eight-kansas-pregnancies-2013-involved-women-who-smoked <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In Kansas last year, more than 4,800 women smoked cigarettes during their pregnancies, according to a preliminary summary of birth statistics released Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.</span></p><p></p><p>The finding means that in 2013, about one in every eight births - 12.5 percent - involved mothers who smoked for at least three months shortly before or during their pregnancies.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:20:26 +0000 Dave Ranney 56828 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Where Should We Still Allow Smoking? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-where-should-we-still-allow-smoking <p></p><p>Public options for smokers are becoming few and far between in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>Since 2008, smoking has been banned in bars and restaurants located in Kansas City. The state of Kansas went smoke-free in 2012.</p><p>University campus buildings have been smoke-free for years in Kansas City, but beginning Aug. 1, <a href="http://info.umkc.edu/smokefree/implementation/">smoking outside on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City will be prohibited</a>. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:22:33 +0000 Alyson Raletz 55983 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Where Should We Still Allow Smoking? Smoking In Mo House: GOP, Yes; Dems, No http://kcur.org/post/smoking-mo-house-gop-yes-dems-no <p>Republican members of the Missouri House who smoke will still be able to, while Democrats won’t. That's the result of a new House rule adopted today. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:26:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30513 at http://kcur.org Smoking In Mo House: GOP, Yes; Dems, No New Report: Smoking Causes Immediate Damage to Health http://kcur.org/post/new-report-smoking-causes-immediate-damage-health <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8ddb94cfac-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8ddb94cfac-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8ddb94cfac-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-940124.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topkea, KS – A <a href="http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/tobaccosmoke/index.html">new report</a> from the Surgeon General has better defined the dangers of smoking. State health officials in Kansas are hoping the report will help influence Kansans to kick the habit.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:41:55 +0000 7363 at http://kcur.org Missourians Among Most Likely to Smoke http://kcur.org/post/missourians-among-most-likely-smoke <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8bbce15c35-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8bbce15c35-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8bbce15c35-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-933730.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5943a2.htm?s_cid=mm5943a2_w"> New Public Health Data</a> shows Missourians are among the most likely Americans to smoke. The state ranked fifth in the country for its adult smoking rate, according to new CDC data.</p> Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:33:44 +0000 Elana Gordon 7266 at http://kcur.org Kansas Goes Smoke-Free This Week http://kcur.org/post/kansas-goes-smoke-free-week <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8bbce111cf-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8bbce111cf-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8bbce111cf-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-909832.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A statewide smoking ban takes effect this Thursday in Kansas. It prohibits smoking in public places, bars and restaurants but exempts tobacco shops, casino gaming floors, and some private clubs.</p> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:36:49 +0000 Elana Gordon 6768 at http://kcur.org Mo. Senate Hears Arguments For Smoking Ban http://kcur.org/post/mo-senate-hears-arguments-smoking-ban <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Legislation that would ban indoor smoking in public buildings throughout Missouri is being considered by a State Senate Committee</p> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:57:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6351 at http://kcur.org