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Eight area stores cited or unlawful cigarette sales

PORTAGE | Eight area stores were cited and a Portage man arrested following a three-month investigation into unlawful cigarette sales.

August 29, 2014 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

On July 7, the Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin again across the country. The campaign profiles real people — not actors — who live with serious long-term health effects from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Councilwoman wants cigarette sale signs removed from stores

EAST CHICAGO | The sale of cigarettes, both traditional and electronic, has one East Chicago City Council member concerned.

April 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Consider parallels between smoking, eating meat

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. surgeon general’s first report on health hazards of cigarette smoking, his office released a report linking smoking to several new chronic diseases. These include diabetes, erectile dysfunction, cancer of the colon and liver, and stroke, in…

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hard-hitting ads effective in preventing tobacco use

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hard-hitting ads effective in preventing tobacco use

Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago's cigarette tax could approach New York's

Faced with a $298 million budget deficit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pledged not to raise taxes on homes, gasoline or retail purchases. However, he has not ruled out a cigarette tax hike for the city of Chicago.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am

Lansing sheriff's police officer, son incidented in cigarette-trafficking scheme

CHICAGO | Ten people were indicted in federal court Wednesday on allegations stemming from an illegal cigarette-trafficking scheme that already netted charges against a Cook County sheriff's officer from Lansing and his adult son.

June 07, 2012 4:30 pm

State enrolling more in health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's health insurance program for low-income, childless adults will enroll up to 8,000 Hoosiers already on its waiting list and accept new applications for any remaining open slots.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am Related

Ind. Senate panel chairman says smoking bill will get vote as is

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved statewide indoor smoking ban is scheduled for a Senate committee vote Wednesday, but the committee chairman will not allow the legislation to be amended before the vote.

April 04, 2011 6:30 pm
Graphic images to cover cigarette packages soon

Graphic images to cover cigarette packages soon

American cigarette packages will get their biggest facelift in history this year. Designed to escalate efforts to reduce smoking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin requiring realistic graphic images to cover half the surface of each package by June 2011. Some of the proposed i…

February 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos


How and Why to Quit Smoking

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. The impact on Indiana is even greater, as the state ranks fifth in the nation for highest smoking rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 02, 2011 12:00 am Related

MARK KIESLING: Lowell smoke ban needs to go statewide

Lowell business folks are complaining that the recently enacted smoking ban is hurting their business, and they are right. But that does not make me back down on my prior call for a statewide ban on smoking in public places.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am


A story in Wednesday editions misstated the amount of allegedly counterfeit cigarettes found in a Dyer store. The story should have stated that a Delaware company was suing over 20 to 30 cartons of cigarettes suspected of being counterfeit.

November 11, 2010 5:11 pm
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