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October 12, 2017


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.

July 13, 2017


Smoking Rates High In Low-Income Areas With Easy Cigarette Access

New research finds that in some low-income Indianapolis neighborhoods, the smoking rate is 29.4 percent, nearly twice the national average.

July 6, 2017


Kokomo Smoking Ban Now Includes Private Bars, Clubs

The partial Kokomo smoking ban allowed 21 and over bars and restaurants the option of allowing smoking.

March 7, 2017


Kokomo, Howard County Officials Approve Bar Smoking Ban

Several cities around the state have local ordinances tougher than the statewide smoking ban adopted in 2012 that exempts bars and casinos.

February 3, 2017


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 17, 2017


Bill Introduced To Raise Cig Tax, Increase Prevention Spending

The state legislature will consider a law to curb Indiana’s smoking rate, which is one of the highest in the nation.

January 3, 2017


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.

January 2, 2017


South Bend Joins Indiana Cities With Smoking Ban For Bars

The expanded South Bend smoking ban ordinance takes effect Tuesday after winning City Council approval in March.

December 2, 2016


New HUD Rule Bans Smoking To Prevent Secondhand Exposure

The new rule aims to protect people living in low-income, government supported housing units from the harms of secondhand smoke.

September 13, 2016


IN Chamber Pushes Gov. Candidates To Pursue Anti-Smoking Agenda

Nearly a quarter of Hoosiers smoke – and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says that costs the state nearly $3 billion a year in healthcare.

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