LouisvilleKY Community invited to discuss expanding city’s Smoke-free law to include e-cigs and hookah

LOUISVILLE (September 21, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting the public to participate in a community educational forum next week to discuss the possibility of expanding Louisville’s Smoke-free ordinance to include electronic-cigarettes and hookah products. The Department of Public Health and Wellness will host the event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at its headquarters, 400 E. Gray St. The public will have the opportunity to hear from local experts, ask questions and share comments. Panelists include: Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, FAHA, professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine; Robert Jacobs, PhD, professor at the University…

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LouisvilleKY to be home to new alcohol abuse research center

UofL opens NIH-designated Alcohol Research Center Program receives nation’s best score to earn grant funding LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Alcohol abuse exacts a major toll on health and health costs in the United States and is the 3rd leading preventable cause of death. Researchers at the University of Louisville have received a nearly $8 million grant from the NIH that designates them as an NIAAA Alcohol Research Center. The UofL Center is one of only 20 in the nation. It’s funding score for the grant was the best in the nation. It is the only center with a nutrition focus. “We…