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.
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 …
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.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
VALPARAISO | With Indiana finally having adopted a smoke free law, Susan Gleason said it's a good time for residents to take advantage of the state's annual "Quit Now Indiana" campaign and maybe win $2,500.
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…
It might be a lucky strike, and it might not be.
Our Indiana legislators made history this month when they voted in favor of legislation to ban smoking statewide — albeit with some much-debated exceptions.
It's almost to the point the Indiana Senate should be indicted as an accessory to murder for refusing to approve a meaningful smoking ban law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state Senate will decide Friday whether Indiana will ban smoking in most public places, after the House voted 60-33 Thursday night for a compromise smoking ban proposal that includes an exemption for bars and taverns.
On this Leap Day, we urge the Indiana Senate to finally take the leap and approve a statewide smoking ban.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal for a statewide smoking ban looks to be in for a wild ride Tuesday when the Republican-controlled Senate considers up to 28 amendments to the legislation.
This could be, and should be, the year for Indiana to finally adopt a ban on smoking in public places.
The concept that plants play a huge part in global economics, science, medicine, culture and politics may be surprising to many of us.
History changers are all around us, from the obvious — waves of corn stalks standing tall in the August sun — to the ubiquitous, but less apparent — the pages of this newspaper.
CHICAGO | A move meant to provide more money for Cook County government could backfire and wind up sending more business to Northwest Indiana and other counties on the fringes of the Chicago area.
Every year, state Rep. Charlie Brown tries to convince his colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly to ban smoking in public places.
A Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows that air cleaners can significantly reduce household air pollution and lower rates of asthma symptoms among kids living in homes with smokers.
Indiana joined the rest of the world Tuesday in celebrating World No Tobacco Day. This global health observation was created to teach people about the dangers of tobacco use and highlight public health efforts in the fight against the tobacco epidemic.
Follow The Times
Spring will be here before you know it. Be ready to ride when …
Reichelt Plumbing proudly has served the community since 1986 …
Time for teeth cleaning and whitening? Let us take care of you!
Call Precise Accounting & Tax Service today at 219-845-54…
RED HOT BUYS at Portage Ace Hardware!
In Today's Paper
Should college students be required to do community service projects that put theories into practice?
- LIVE: RailCats morning game vs. Wichita23 hours ago
- LIVE: RailCats vs. Wingnuts in first early game of the seasonMay 21, 2013 10:45 am
- PREP BASEBALL: Roosevelt forfeits sectional game before postseason beginsMay 21, 2013 8:36 am
- FIRST PITCH: Opening day, Michelle FieldsMay 16, 2013 7:30 pm