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Tobacco Smoking

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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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
Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am

Businesses encouraged to follow smoking law regulations

PORTAGE | The state's new smoking law has been in effect for more than two months, but some businesses haven't gotten the hang of the new regulations yet.

September 20, 2012 1:32 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Smoke gets in your eye

YOUNG VOICES: Smoke gets in your eye

Whenever I think back to my favorite summertime memories, I realize smoke is somehow involved in most of them. Setting off fireworks in my friend’s driveway. Grilling burgers with my father. The last bonfire of the season. With so many fond memories centered around setting things on fire, th…

July 09, 2012 12:00 am

Smoking ban dies in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, vowed to try again next year after an Indiana Senate committee voted 8-1 on Wednesday to reject his proposed statewide indoor smoking ban.

April 11, 2011 11:15 am

Smoking ban dies in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, vowed to try again next year after an Indiana Senate committee voted 8-1 on Wednesday to reject his proposed statewide indoor smoking ban.

April 06, 2011 6:45 pm

Bill requires tobacco pipes be sold behind counter

INDIANAPOLIS | Pipes and other accessories intended for tobacco use would have to be kept behind the counter and could only be sold to a person older than 18 under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday.

February 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Study recommends cigarette tax hike

SPRINGFIELD | A report released Monday said the state would gain $377 million in revenue by raising the cigarette tax $1 per pack.

January 05, 2011 12:00 am
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