INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are preparing to wager the lives of some 700 Hoosier babies a year on their philosophy that the private sector is more capable of reducing infant mortality than any government program.
Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Cigarette prices.
Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder
In January 2012, anti-smoking advocates were touting the results of a just-completed poll — and hoping the Indiana General Assembly would pass a statewide workplace smoking ban.
CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.
INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At its worst, it's like plugging your nose and sucking air through a narrow cocktail straw.
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.
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.
A customer's cigar burns at the 1101 Cigar Lounge in Schererville.
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.
Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Department of Public Health is launching a new ad campaign aimed at getting people to quit smoking.
A new study from Ball State University shows more than half of Hoosier smokers tried to quit in the past year.
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