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January 30, 2018

 

Indiana House chamber.

Bill To Increase Minimum Smoking Age Dies In House

Speaker Bosma announced the bill needed to go through House Ways and Means - and because Tuesday was a committee deadline, the bill can't advance this session.

January 29, 2018

 

A man blowing smoke from a cigarette

House Committee Votes To Increase Smoking Age To 21

The House Public Health Committee approved a measure that would raise the minimum smoking age to 21.

January 17, 2018

 

Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar calls smoking both a public health and a workforce development issue.

Health, Business Leaders Push Lawmakers For Anti-Smoking Bill

Health and business leaders called on the legislature Tuesday to support House Bill 1380 at a rally.

January 8, 2018

 

Smoking cost the state nearly $3 billion a year in medical costs.

New FDA Campaign Focuses On Where Smokers Purchase Cigarettes

A new FDA campaign aims to encourage smokers to keep trying to quit and it’s coming to Indiana.

January 8, 2018

 

Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments.

Indiana Group Pushes For Repeal Of Protections For Smokers

A group of Indiana health and business organizations are pushing for a repeal of some legal protections given to smokers.

January 5, 2018

 

(Screenshot from HealthierIndiana.org)

Hoosier Health Group Launches County Health Data Tool

The enhanced website from the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana focuses on four core health measures that many Hoosiers fall short on.

December 27, 2017

 

Health forms on a table

Indiana Health Ranking Improves, Still Falls Short

Indiana moves up a spot in health rankings but death from drug overdoses are up 7 percent.

December 13, 2017

 

Since 1998 many states settled lawsuits with major tobacco companies, and received hundreds of millions of dollars annually to combat smoking.

Indiana Spends 90 Percent Less Than Recommended To Stop Smoking

Indiana spent more money on anti-smoking programs this year than last. But it’s still a lot less than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

November 20, 2017

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma says not to expect revolutionary change in workforce development during the 2018 session.

Chamber Outlines 2018 Agenda: Workforce Needs, Smoking Age Hike

Chamber Vice President Caryl Auslander says the education sector and the business community must work closer together.

October 12, 2017

 

A hand putting out a cigarette on a table.

Report: Indiana’s Smoking Rate On Par With Developing Countries

A group of 12 contiguous U.S. states in the Midwest and South has the highest rate of adult tobacco use in the nation.

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