Indiana offers health coverage to Medicaid patients for tobacco cessation programs, but anti-smoking advocates say that's not enough.
Hemp advocates say legalizing the plant could be a boon to Indiana's economy.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller appealed a lawsuit that takes away $60 million the State earned from a tobacco settlement and was being used for health care.
The money was supposed to be used for smoking cessation and other health programs.
A recent report shows Indiana spends $9.3 million on tobacco prevention programs, which is one-eighth of what a national health organization recommends.
The Indianapolis smoking ban exempts some specialized businesses.
The bill originally exempted the gaming floors of gambling facilities, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and social clubs.
The smoking rate in Indiana has decreased by 23% dropping from 27.4% to 21.2% from 2001 to 2010.
The five-year plan engages community groups, schools and health care organizations, targeting six specific areas for improvement.
E-cigarettes have fallen through the cracks of FDA regulation because they’re not considered drugs.