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January 17, 2017

 

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

Bill Introduced To Raise Cig Tax, Increase Prevention Spending

The state legislature will consider a law to curb Indiana’s smoking rate, which is one of the highest in the nation.

January 3, 2017

 

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Health Groups To Focus On Challenges Facing Indiana

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana says reducing smoking became their first priority because it is linked to many other health problems.

January 2, 2017

 

Some South Bend bar owners worry the ban will cost them customers.

South Bend Joins Indiana Cities With Smoking Ban For Bars

The expanded South Bend smoking ban ordinance takes effect Tuesday after winning City Council approval in March.

December 2, 2016

 

There are over 1,300 deaths attributable to secondhand smoke exposure annually in Indiana.

New HUD Rule Bans Smoking To Prevent Secondhand Exposure

The new rule aims to protect people living in low-income, government supported housing units from the harms of secondhand smoke.

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

 

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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.

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