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September 13, 2016

 

The Chamber wants to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21

IN Chamber Pushes Gov. Candidates To Pursue Anti-Smoking Agenda

Nearly a quarter of Hoosiers smoke – and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says that costs the state nearly $3 billion a year in healthcare.

September 8, 2016

 

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Addiction Costs Indiana Billions Of Dollars, Studies Say

Tobacco use costs taxpayers, healthcare providers and employers $6.8 billion each year. The cost for opioid overdose deaths was $1.4 billion in 2014.

August 15, 2016

 

Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Report: Indiana Lags In Cancer Control, Patient Access

ACS CAN’s Indiana says Indiana’s low tobacco tax rates play into high smoking rates.

May 25, 2016

 

A list of cleaning tasks sits on the bar of the Knickerbocker Saloon

Indiana’s Oldest Bar Snuffs Out Its Last Cigarette

Although research is still new, a growing number of scientists say there are environmental dangers that linger even after people put cigarettes out.

April 12, 2016

 

Map of Indiana.

Indiana Has One Of Lowest Life Expectancies For Poor People

In Indianapolis, the richest 25 percent of residents now live on average eight-and-a-half years longer than the poorest 25 percent.

April 12, 2016

 

Indianapolis and the White River

State Supreme Court Rules Indianapolis Smoking Ban Is Legal

The ruling overturned part of an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling which said the exemption for the off track betting facility violated the state constitution.

October 12, 2015

 

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Study Committee Considers Smoking Ban, E-Cigarette Changes

The study committee will recommend whether legislators should take the issues up during the next legislative session.

October 9, 2015

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ October 9, 2015

Legislators are considering whether stricter laws may be necessary to reduce Indiana's smoking rate and we profile openly gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

September 14, 2015

 

Over a quarter of polled Connecticut teens are using e-cigarettes for marijuana consumption.

Report: Teens Using E-Cigarettes To Smoke Marijuana

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found teenagers are apparently using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana in addition to tobacco.

May 29, 2015

 

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis

Here’s What Study Committees Will Cover This Summer

ISTEP, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and redistricting are among more than 40 topics assigned to legislative study committees this summer.

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