Group working to reduce teen smoking, vaping

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is looking to reduce the number of people dying from cancers related to smoking and that starts with preventing young people from becoming addicted.

Ben Chandler is the president and CEO of the foundation and says legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly to ban use of tobacco products on school campuses is a good first step.

Vaping is a growing problem amongst teens and Chandler says they will begin airing a series of public service announcements across Kentucky to teach students and parents that vaping is as addictive as any other drug.

Chandler says it’s important to note that nicotine stunts the growth of a young mind.