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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 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.

December 21, 2016

 

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Report: E-Cig Use Has Tripled Among Young Adults Since 2011

The U.S. Surgeon General says a growing number of young adults are using electronic cigarettes, and many consider this a public health concern.

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.

September 6, 2016

 

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Opposition To New E-Cig Regulations Growing Among Producers

Since Indiana's new vaping law took effect, the number of legal manufacturers went from well over a hundred…to seven.

May 15, 2016

 

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Indiana Vape Shop Owners Say FDA Rules Will Shut Them Down

The FDA says the rules are aimed at improving public safety and curbing teen use, but vape shops say they'll kill the industry.

February 16, 2016

 

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Advocates Argue Health Benefits Of Raising Cigarette Tax

A proposal lawmakers are considering would roughly double the state's cigarette tax.

December 29, 2015

 

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Why Roads, Not Cancer Concerns, Could Lead To Cig Tax Hike

Indiana hasn't raised its cigarette tax in eight years.

October 27, 2015

 

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises new question about the safety of E-cigarettes.

Academy Of Pediatrics Wants Tighter E-Cig Regulations

The AAP calls for a couple of steps Indiana has already taken, such as making e-cigarettes off limits to minors and requiring cartridges to be tamper-proof.

January 2, 2015

 

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Indiana Attorney General Proposes New Restrictions On E-Cigs

The attorney general's proposal would include e-cigarettes in the statewide smoking ban.

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