The leader of a health advocacy group says Kentucky isn’t investing enough in the prevention of cancer.
Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says many of the state’s cancer cases are related to smoking. In a speech to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club on Wednesday, Chandler said the state isn’t doing enough to curb the habit.
The Foundation wants a higher tax on cigarettes. While the General Assembly raised the tax this year by 50 cents, Chandler says that’s not enough to make people kick the habit.