On August 3, 2021, the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health hosted the 2021 KY Tobacco Control Awards Ceremony honoring advocates and local leaders who are fighting toward tobacco- and smoke-free policies that advance healthy environments for Kentuckians.
To view the 2021 virtual awards event, click here.
Click here to view UKNow's story on the 2021 award winners.
- Knott County received the Everette Varney Smoke-free Indoor Air Excellence Award for their exceptional leadership and collaborative efforts in promoting the health of their citizens by enacting a county-wide comprehensive smoke-free workplace ordinance.
- The McCracken County FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) earned the Smoke-free Youth Advocate Award for excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy.
- The Lee T. Todd, Jr. Smoke-free Hero Award was presented to Anthany Beatty, retired Assistant Vice President for Public Safety at UK, for his courage, leadership, perseverance, and continuous commitment to smoke- and tobacco-free environments in the face of adversity.
- Felicia Troutman, Owensboro Health, received the Timothy W. Mullett, MD Lung Cancer Prevention Award for her leadership, devotion, and passion toward preventing lung cancer through education, advocacy, or policy change in tobacco or radon control, lung cancer screening or other lung cancer prevention activities.
- The Lifetime Achievement in Tobacco Control Award was presented to Donna Teegarden, retired Health Promotion Manager with the Bracken County Health Department, for her exceptional career devoted to leadership in tobacco control.
- Madison County Schools received the Tobacco-free Campus Award for their exceptional leadership and collaborative efforts in promoting a healthy campus environment by implementing a 100% tobacco-free campus policy.
- Rebecca Horn, Public Health Service Manager at the Green River District Health Department received the David B. Stevens, MD Smoke-free Advocate of the Year for excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy. Three additional outstanding advocates were nominated by their peers for this award: Shirley Roberson Daulton (Lake Cumberland District Health Department), Sherrie Stidham (KY River District Health Department), and Breanna Williams (Northern Kentucky District Health Department).
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