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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and now Michigan are all smoke-free.
It's time for Indiana to join the ever-increasing number of states, and countries that have gone smoke-free.
It's time our lawmakers act to protect their constituents and pass smoke-free legislation for all workplaces.
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.
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.
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