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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

Family of five displaced by Cal City fire

CALUMET CITY | The American Red Cross assisted a family of five early Wednesday after they were displaced from their home by a fire investigators believe may have been caused by careless smoking.

June 04, 2014 7:28 am
Surface danger: Tobacco's effects linger long after smoke clears

Surface danger: Tobacco's effects linger long after smoke clears

The deadly health impacts of smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke are widely known, but a third type of danger remains long after the smoke clears.

April 24, 2014 11:00 pm
E-cigarettes largely unregulated

E-cigarettes largely unregulated

Tucked behind a shopping plaza on a quieter stretch of U.S. 41 in St. John, a small shop is part of the booming industry of electronic cigarettes.

March 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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What's killing the region? Gasping for air

What's killing the region? Gasping for air

At its worst, it's like plugging your nose and sucking air through a narrow cocktail straw.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report describes dangers of youth smoking

Report describes dangers of youth smoking

A new report on smoking estimates 151,000 Indiana youths will become smokers and die prematurely, a figure that translates into 9.5 percent of Hoosiers 17 and younger.

February 02, 2014 11:49 pm Photos

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Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Business owners often grumble after the imposition of smoking bans, such as when the state forbade lighting up in restaurants and most other workplaces in 2012.

February 02, 2014 6:00 am
Report describes dangers of youth smoking

Report describes dangers of youth smoking

A customer's cigar burns at the 1101 Cigar Lounge in Schererville.

January 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Report describes dangers of youth smoking

Report describes dangers of youth smoking

1101 Cigar Lounge employee Chris Hoch, of St. John, smokes a cigar with customers and co-workers at the store in Schererville. Indiana has a smoking rate of 24 percent, which is higher than the national average of 19.6 percent, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

January 30, 2014 2:07 pm
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
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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State could crack down on butts

SPRINGFIELD | Although Illinois lawmakers misfired this spring on big issues like pension reform and gay marriage, they did crack down on butts before leaving town for the summer.

June 10, 2013 6:00 pm

Cook County ad campaign warns of danger of second-hand smoke

CHICAGO | The Cook County Department of Public Health is launching a new ad campaign aimed at getting people to quit smoking.

April 12, 2013 8:15 pm
Report highlights financial impact of smoking

Report highlights financial impact of smoking

A new study from Ball State University shows more than half of Hoosier smokers tried to quit in the past year.

April 10, 2013 11:20 pm Photos

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Agencies work to ensure smoking education reaches non-English speakers

Persuading smokers to kick the habit can be tough enough. Add in a language barrier, and the message can get lost in translation.

January 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists — quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully …

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
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
Chronic cough or cold could be COPD

Chronic cough or cold could be COPD

COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am

Sitting, smoking our way to the bottom

Hoosiers are heavier, smoke more and are increasingly diabetic, compared to a year ago.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am
Indiana colleges look to revise campus smoking policies

Indiana colleges look to revise campus smoking policies

Many of Indiana’s largest universities are preparing stricter smoking rules, putting teeth behind smoke-free policies that -- to now -- have been at least partly hot air.

November 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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