In Indianapolis, the richest 25 percent of residents now live on average eight-and-a-half years longer than the poorest 25 percent.
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.
The study committee will recommend whether legislators should take the issues up during the next legislative session.
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.
A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found teenagers are apparently using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana in addition to tobacco.
ISTEP, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and redistricting are among more than 40 topics assigned to legislative study committees this summer.
More than 16 percent of Hoosier pregnant women report smoking — double the national average.
A Kokomo councilman's change of heart caused a smoking ban to be defeated Monday night.
The ban will make businesses currently exempt from the statewide smoking ban, non-smoking.
Indiana offers health coverage to Medicaid patients for tobacco cessation programs, but anti-smoking advocates say that's not enough.