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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
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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Smoking ban will aid Hoosiers' quality of life

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Smoking ban will aid Hoosiers' quality of life

Our Indiana legislators made history this month when they voted in favor of legislation to ban smoking statewide — albeit with some much-debated exceptions.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: When is a smoking ban not a smoking ban? Now

MARK KIESLING: When is a smoking ban not a smoking ban? Now

I'm hopeful the Indiana Legislature will choose the health of 100 percent of Hoosier employees over the "rights" of 22 percent of the population to smoke.

March 02, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana Senate should OK smoking ban

This could be, and should be, the year for Indiana to finally adopt a ban on smoking in public places.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers

Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers

A Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows that air cleaners can significantly reduce household air pollution and lower rates of asthma symptoms among kids living in homes with smokers.

August 13, 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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep ITPC functioning to protect Hoosiers

This year represents the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the creation of Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency, an independent agency overseen by an expert, volunteer executive board that ensures the program operates in accordance with what scientific evidence base shows are…

April 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Smoking ban goes down in flames again

Once again, the Indiana General Assembly has killed state Rep. Charlie Brown's proposal for a statewide smoking ban. Once again, we mourn not only the death of the legislation but also the health of Hoosiers who will suffer as a result.

April 10, 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

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

EDITORIAL: Snuff out smoking in public in Indiana

It's once more into the breach for state Rep. Charlie Brown, who is working tirelessly to try to get the Indiana General Assembly to ban smoking in public, just as is the case in Illinois.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
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