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Smoking hinders business as well as health

Indiana lawmakers tend to turn a blind eye when it comes to doing what’s right to make Hoosiers healthier and save the state money.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am

Tobacco is even worse than we previously thought

I was pleased to see the April 24 article regarding tobacco’s lingering danger (thirdhand smoke). Many people are unaware that much more than the smell is left long after a smoker extinguishes a cigarette.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Just how many hands does smoking have?

A recent front page article talks about the "thirdhand" level of smoking — coated surfaces. I guess the "firsthand and secondhand" levels have been beaten to death over the years, so we need to create another level.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
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

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
New Products for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

New Products for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Smokeless signals

December 26, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

Photos

Left hanging

Left hanging

A parade of dancing nude ladies floating in billowing puffs of smoke represent "lust" in a classic poster for a sparkling wine for the theme of "The Seven Deadly Sins" as portrayed in a collected grouping of posters on display at this weekend's International Vintage Poster Fair in Chicago.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am
Freedom Riders Near Burning Bus

Freedom Riders Near Burning Bus

May 14, 1961, Anniston, Ala. — Passengers of this smoking Greyhound bus, some of the members of the "Freedom Riders," a group sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), sit on the ground after the bus was set afire by a mob of people who followed the bus from the city. The mob met …

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
Local Pearl Harbor survivors recall infamous day

Local Pearl Harbor survivors recall infamous day

The 31,500-ton USS Maryland, left, was damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Oklahoma, tied to the Maryland's starboard side, was struck by six torpedoes and went down in six minutes. Ray Crane, of Crown Point. was assigned to the Maryland when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He…

December 02, 2011 12:35 pm
Smoke and No Mirrors for Persuading Bee Behavior

Smoke and No Mirrors for Persuading Bee Behavior

Dr. Jerry Coltro, a physician at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. is also a beekeeper hobbyist. Using puffs of smoke, he's able to calm and coerce a colony of bees to leave a natural tree hive along a busy Chicago street and relocate to a makeshift hive to be moved to a better location at d…

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
Attack On Pearl Harbor

Attack On Pearl Harbor

The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The ship sank with more than 80 percent of its 1,500-man crew. The attack left 2,343 Americans dead and 916 missing.

September 05, 2011 6:14 pm
The collapse of WTC Tower 1

The collapse of WTC Tower 1

The collapse of World Trade Center North Tower, as viewed from a roof near Washington Square Park and Fifth Avenue in New York City, was captured by photographer Steve McCurry and is included in a touring exhibit at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.

August 06, 2011 12:00 am
Lone Construction Worker at Ground Zero

Lone Construction Worker at Ground Zero

A construction worker hammers at wreckage of the World Trade Center as captured by photographer Eli Reed and is included in a touring exhibit tribute of art on view through Sept. 18 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.

August 06, 2011 12:00 am
Wagner's Ribs goes nonsmoking

Wagner's Ribs goes nonsmoking

Wagner's Ribs owner Dave Wagner says he decided to snuff out smoking at his Porter restaurant starting this month because he wanted to protect his employees. Wagner adds customers have been supportive of the new policy.

February 20, 2011 5:21 pm
Wagner's Ribs goes nonsmoking

Wagner's Ribs goes nonsmoking

Wagner's Ribs owner Dave Wagner changed his Porter restaurant to nonsmoking on Feb. 1 and said he is surprised how well it is working out. Business is up about 8 percent since the new policy took effect, he said.

February 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Hoosiers have waited long enough a ban on smoking

Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and now Michigan are all smoke-free.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Secondhand smoke harms young, healthy workers

It's time for Indiana to join the ever-increasing number of states, and countries that have gone smoke-free.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

Indiana needs statewide ban on smoking in public places

It's time our lawmakers act to protect their constituents and pass smoke-free legislation for all workplaces.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am

Nonsmoking areas don't work as advertised

Ask any firefighter/remediation expert. A smoke or fire from a faulty kerosene heater could filter and contaminate any contents in closed closets and dresser drawers.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am
Panel discusses proposed smoking ban

Panel discusses proposed smoking ban

Indiana State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, joins a panel at the smoke-free Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center in Valparaiso on Thursday to discuss upcoming legislation banning smoking in workplaces.

December 09, 2010 5:40 pm
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