Posts tagged Smoking

April 1, 2014

 

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

CDC: Indiana Medicaid Provides Good Anti-Smoking Treatment

Indiana offers health coverage to Medicaid patients for tobacco cessation programs, but anti-smoking advocates say that's not enough.

January 22, 2014

 

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Indiana Tobacco Use Higher Than National Average

The average smoking rate for the country is 19.6 percent, while Indiana is 24 percent.

December 6, 2013

 

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Youth Institute: Local Efforts Combat Infant Mortality

The Indiana Youth Institute says many factors contributing to high infant mortality are preventable, including smoking and obesity.

December 3, 2013

 

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‘Smoker’s Bill Of Rights’ Could Be Repealed Next Session

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is proposing to repeal legislation that protects smokers from employment discrimination because of healthcare costs.

October 17, 2013

 

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Indiana Set To Lose $60 Million From Tobacco Settlement

The money was supposed to be used for smoking cessation and other health programs.

October 9, 2013

 

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IU School Of Public Health Fights To End Prenatal Smoking

The IU School of Public Health received a $900,000 grant to help the 17 percent of pregnant Hoosiers who smoke, quit.

May 28, 2013

 

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Anti-smoking Groups Steamed At Loss Of State Funding

Tobacco cessation efforts get $5 million in the current state budget, which is down from $8 million in the previous biennium.

April 8, 2013

 

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Indiana Pregnant Women Who Smoke Doubles National Average

Officials hope the state’s new smoking ban will help lower the rate.

December 11, 2012

 

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Report Ranks Indiana Among Ten Least Healthy States

An America‘s Health Ranking report puts Indiana 41st for overall health, considering a variety of preventable health issues including smoking and obesity.

December 7, 2012

 

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Tobacco-Free Advocates Call For More Prevention Funding

A recent report shows Indiana spends $9.3 million on tobacco prevention programs, which is one-eighth of what a national health organization recommends.

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