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GUEST EDITORIAL: Truly 'ban' smoking in Indiana

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.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Want to stop smoking? Quit Week starts Monday

CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

AGs ask for tough e-cigarette regulations

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.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
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
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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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

Military personnel suffered from tobacco use, too

We should remember those who have given their lives in executing that mission because of bullets, land mines, crashes, bombs and other weapons, and give thanks for those heroic efforts of our military who survive today.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Police release photos from cigarette theft in Chesterton; Portage reports similar crime

Police release photos from cigarette theft in Chesterton; Portage reports similar crime

Police in two communities are looking for a woman who allegedly stole cigarettes from three gas stations Monday night and Tuesday morning.

October 29, 2013 6:08 pm Photos

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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

Is more regulation of e-cigarettes on the horizon in Illinois?

SPRINGFIELD | A ban on selling electronic cigarettes to minors goes into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, but that may not be the end of attempts to regulate the product.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana, Illinois AGs seek e-cigarette regulations

Indiana, Illinois AGs seek e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois have joined their colleagues from 38 other states in asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes.

September 27, 2013 12:00 pm Related
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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Excise police cite 33 in Hammond alcohol, tobacco sting

HAMMOND | Indiana State Excise Police cited 33 people and two taverns on 56 charges in Hammond during a Saturday night alcohol and tobacco sting.

August 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Five local veterans give up smoking

Five local veterans give up smoking

CROWN POINT | Five veterans from the Adam Benjamin Jr. Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in who collectively smoked for a total of 206 years recently decided it was time to give up tobacco for good.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

Felony burglary charge filed in Michigan City station break-in

MICHIGAN CITY | An arrest has been made for the theft of tobacco during a Michigan City gas station burglary.

June 20, 2013 7:15 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

“For First Time, Majority in U.S. Supports Public Smoking Ban.” That was the headline in July 2011 as cigarette bans swept the country. In 2000, just one major U.S. city banned smoking at work sites, restaurants and bars. As of last year, 60 percent of the 50 largest cities did, including In…

June 05, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana should spend more on tobacco cessation

One of the most well understood public health problems in the world is tobacco use, yet, unbelievably, some of our policy makers are choosing to ignore the data. In Indiana alone, tobacco kills 9,700 people each year and costs the state $2.08 billion annually. This does not have to be.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
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
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