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July 13, 2017

 

Dense clusters of tobacco retailers equal high smoking rates on Indianapolis' near east side.

Smoking Rates High In Low-Income Areas With Easy Cigarette Access

New research finds that in some low-income Indianapolis neighborhoods, the smoking rate is 29.4 percent, nearly twice the national average.

July 6, 2017

 

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Kokomo Smoking Ban Now Includes Private Bars, Clubs

The partial Kokomo smoking ban allowed 21 and over bars and restaurants the option of allowing smoking.

March 7, 2017

 

The new ordinance will also prohibit smoking at outdoor events in city parks beginning July 1.

Kokomo, Howard County Officials Approve Bar Smoking Ban

Several cities around the state have local ordinances tougher than the statewide smoking ban adopted in 2012 that exempts bars and casinos.

February 3, 2017

 

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

Noon Edition: Proposed Bill Could Impact Indiana’s Tobacco Users

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss a proposed bill that would raise the smoking age and increase taxes on cigarettes.

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.

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