The American Cancer Society says Indiana's smoking ban isn't comprehensive enough, and the group is pushing for a tobacco tax increase.
A report from the American Cancer Society says Indiana's pain management policies have significantly improved. The state went from a grade of C+ to a B.
The current budget passed by the House cuts $3 million from the health department's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program.
A recent report shows Indiana spends $9.3 million on tobacco prevention programs, which is one-eighth of what a national health organization recommends.
The American Cancer Society says Indiana needs to improve its cancer prevention efforts.
The release coincides with the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
A comprehensive smoking ban in Indiana could save over $84 million in costs that currently go to treating smoking-related illnesses and complications.
More than 1,100 residents are expected to die from the disease this year.