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Refusing to give cigarette leads to robbery, cops say

EAST CHICAGO | A Gary resident who refused to give a man a cigarette was robbed of his money and cellphone Tuesday while waiting for a train to pass in East Chicago, police said.

July 16, 2014 9:17 pm
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

Tobacco companies shouldn't sell wares in U.S.

The ravages of cigarette smoking have been detailed, ad nauseam, by government at all levels and the press, yet a prohibition of this product has yet to be instituted in the United States.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Police believe LaPorte cigarette thefts linked to Porter County cases

Police believe LaPorte cigarette thefts linked to Porter County cases

LAPORTE | Police suspect the same woman who stole cigarettes from convenience stores in Portage and Chesterton later struck twice in LaPorte.

November 01, 2013 12:30 pm
Police release photos from cigarette theft in Chesterton; Portage reports similar crime

Police release photos from cigarette theft in Chesterton; Portage reports similar crime

Police in two communities are looking for a woman who allegedly stole cigarettes from three gas stations Monday night and Tuesday morning.

October 29, 2013 6:08 pm Photos

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Cigs 4 Less treats customers as family

Cigs 4 Less treats customers as family

Cigs 4 Less store and retail manager Kareem “Buck” Waz takes pride in not only offering the widest selection of smoking necessities, but also takes pride in treating the Dyer shop’s customers like part of the family.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Smoke prompts evacuation of TGI Fridays diners in Hobart

HOBART | A lit cigarette is the possible cause of smoke reported coming from the walls of TGI Fridays, 1416 E. 80th Ave., Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.

July 16, 2013 12:05 am
ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

“For First Time, Majority in U.S. Supports Public Smoking Ban.” That was the headline in July 2011 as cigarette bans swept the country. In 2000, just one major U.S. city banned smoking at work sites, restaurants and bars. As of last year, 60 percent of the 50 largest cities did, including In…

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Report highlights financial impact of smoking

Report highlights financial impact of smoking

In Indiana, 1.25 million people smoke, which is 25.6 percent of the adult population. It's the seventh-highest rate in the country.

April 10, 2013 2:13 pm
Report highlights financial impact of smoking

Report highlights financial impact of smoking

In Indiana, 1.25 million people smoke, which is 25.6 percent of the adult population. It's the seventh-highest rate in the country. Hoosiers with lower incomes and lower education are more likely to smoke.

April 10, 2013 2:12 pm
Report highlights financial impact of smoking

Report highlights financial impact of smoking

In Indiana, 1.25 million people smoke, which is 25.6 percent of the adult population. It's the seventh-highest rate in the country. Hoosiers with lower incomes and lower education are more likely to smoke.

April 10, 2013 2:12 pm
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 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
PHIL WIELAND: Indiana Senate a bunch of wheeze guys

PHIL WIELAND: Indiana Senate a bunch of wheeze guys

It's almost to the point the Indiana Senate should be indicted as an accessory to murder for refusing to approve a meaningful smoking ban law.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am

Rep. Brown's face lights up: Senate panel approves smoking ban

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time, an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday agreed to send a House-approved statewide indoor smoking ban to the full Senate.

February 22, 2012 5:45 pm

Smoking materials may have contributed to start of Hobart duplex fire

HOBART | Smoking materials, including dropped cigarette butts, may have contributed to a fire Wednesday at a duplex at 711 E. Eighth St., fire officials said.

November 19, 2011 12:00 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
MARK KIESLING: Smoking ban may be a pipe dream

MARK KIESLING: Smoking ban may be a pipe dream

Imagine my surprise when I walked into a bar in Illinois recently and found that everyone but me was smoking.

March 16, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Smoking ban should be statewide

EDITORIAL: Smoking ban should be statewide

State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, once more is pushing for a statewide smoking ban, one that has sensible exceptions.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am Related

House lawmakers roast blunt wraps ban

SPRINGFIELD | In the waning days of the 96th General Assembly, House lawmakers snuffed out legislation to outlaw "blunt wraps."

January 16, 2011 12:00 am
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