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Smoke-free bus tour stops in Louisville to light-up support for smoking bans

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Members of the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition stopped at the Norton Cancer Institute Wednesday on their way to the Fancy Farm picnic this weekend.

They're traveling across Kentucky trying to light-up support for making the Commonwealth smoke-free.

The group is pushing for Kentucky legislators to pass a state-wide smoking ban during next year's session.

Dr. Erin Frazer stressed the negative effects of smoke on children. “Second-hand smoke exposure increases the rise of ear infections, upper respiratory infections, makes asthma more severe, and all of these things occur more frequently in children when they're exposed to second hand smoke.”

Frazier is also a breast cancer survivor, and says there's evidence linking the disease to second-hand smoke which she says she was exposed to during most of her childhood.

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