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After the smoke clears, health harms linger

After the smoke clears, health harms linger

The hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke are well known, but non-smokers can be exposed to another type called thirdhand smoke. The after-effects of smoking, such as toxins embedded in carpet fibers and settled on surfaces, are called thirdhand smoke.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana will continue fight against tobacco use

Indiana joined the rest of the world Tuesday in celebrating World No Tobacco Day. This global health observation was created to teach people about the dangers of tobacco use and highlight public health efforts in the fight against the tobacco epidemic.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am
Lawmaker tries for statewide smoking ban again

Lawmaker tries for statewide smoking ban again

Jennifer Walker smokes Wednesday in the lounge at Cigarette Discount Outlet in Valparaiso. The shop is one of the few businesses where smoking is permitted in the city of Valparaiso.

November 17, 2010 3:55 pm
Lawmaker tries for statewide smoking ban again

Lawmaker tries for statewide smoking ban again

A smoker puffs on a cigarette Wednesday, a day before the 35th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout, which has been geared toward helping individuals quit smoking. This year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will join the Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air to call on l…

November 17, 2010 2:50 pm
Up and coming park

Up and coming park

Frank Westerlund, from Gariup Construction of Gary, works Wednesday at the Central Park Plaza site in downtown Valparaiso. Construction of the amphitheater at the south end of the park, located on Lafayette Street between Indiana Avenue and Lincolnway, is on schedule to be completed by the e…

November 17, 2010 2:50 pm
Up and coming park

Up and coming park

Joe Bishop, of Gariup Construction, lays bricks Wednesday at the new Central Park Plaza amphitheater in downtown Valparaiso.

November 17, 2010 2:50 pm
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