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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in two communities are looking for a woman who allegedly stole cigarettes from three gas stations Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Indiana State Excise Police cited 33 people and two taverns on 56 charges in Hammond during a Saturday night alcohol and tobacco sting.
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.
MICHIGAN CITY | An arrest has been made for the theft of tobacco during a Michigan City gas station burglary.
“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…
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 …
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