Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Each year, SRS reports on the status of retail tobacco establishment sales of tobacco products to those under the age of 18. The report, which is submitted to the the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, details the efforts and compliance rates of states that take in order to protect youth from easy access to cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Synar Report for Kansas for FY 2013 notes that the non-compliance rate for the state has fallen to 3.2%, well under the outside limitation of 20%.
2012 County Health Rankings in Kansas
Click here for a map of the “numbers” of all the Kansas Healthy counties. Plus on the map are two maps that RWJ provided. No new news for Kansas in that SE Kansas remains high in health factors (use of tobacco, diet and exercise, alcohol use, sexual activity); high numbers in lack of postsecondary education, unemployment, family and social support and community safety. Lower numbers are healthier.
National reports and information
2012 Surgeon General's Report - Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids information
Broken Promises details how the funding received by the states from the 1998 settlement of their lawsuits against the tobacco companies has been siphoned off for other purposes, with very little of the money assisting with tobacco prevention and cessation programming. Although some states have used the Master Settlement Agreement funds for health-related purposes, over the years less and less has been made available to assist with health programming by helping to reduce the cost in dollars and lives that tobacco use has inflicted on the states. This report of December 6, 2012 shows Kansas as being 37th in rankings of states providing tobacco control funding for proven programs.
Fact Sheets on the Burden of Tobacco
Dual Use of Smokeless Tobacco & Cigarettes: A Public Health Warning. Dr. Terry Pechacek, Associate Director of Science with the Centers for Disease Control - Office of Smoking and Health, presented his findings at the Kansas Public Health Conference in Wichita on September 22, 2011.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment information
K-12 School-based Tobacco Use Restrictions
Synopsis of Kansas tobacco law
Review the Kansas laws on smokefree areas, tobacco taxes, youth access to tobacco restrictions, and other regulations regarding cigarette and tobacco products sales, including penalties for violation. This information is gathered and summarized by state each year by the American Lung Association in its State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues. Click here for a listing of Kansas laws as of January 2010.