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[Indiana] Editorial: Erase the haze for a healthier community

It’s been almost five years since Indiana enacted a statewide smoking ban in public places. The law, however, excluded bars and casinos... But that loss will be more than made up for by attracting non-smoking customers to venues they long ago fled. It w
Anderson (IN) Herald Bulletin
added Jan 11, 2017 21:11

[Indiana] No rush to duplicate South Bend's smoking ban

A smoking ban that recently took effect in South Bend hasn’t caused a scramble to follow suit among elected officials in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County and Elkhart County. Smoking of tobacco of any kind is now banned in all South Bend workplaces, includin
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jan 8, 2017 23:53

[Indiana] South Bend begins its ban on smoking in bars

Some South Bend bar owners fought the city’s smoking ban. They argued some of their customers will go to nearby Mishawaka or unincorporated parts of St. Joseph County, where smoking in bars will remain legal, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Jan 4, 2017 06:08

INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Proposed cigarette tax increase has backers, skeptics

A push to raise Indiana's cigarette tax has boosted hopes of a healthier state, but for some it also raises questions. Among them: Is a $1.50 per pack tax hike enough to make someone quit smoking? The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana is hoping to cut do (The Online Edition of the New Albany Tribune and Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:38

[Indiana] The end of an era: smoke free South Bend emerges in 2017, many are not happy

Starting Monday, smokers in South Bend will have to light up outside, 15 feet from any building. And many are not happy. As 2016 comes to an end, South Bend residents are voicing their opinions. "I don't like this new law at all," says Murphy's Backyard
WBND ABC57 ( South Bend, IN)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:43

[Indiana] South Bend smoking ban takes effect Jan. 2

Starting Jan. 2, smoking is banned in all city bars and private clubs. Smoke Free Saint Joe pushed for the ban saying it will protect workers from breathing in secondhand smoke, but some business owners say this will drive people to bars in other cities.
WSBT Channel 22 (South Bend, IN)
added Dec 31, 2016 16:53

[Indiana] South Bend bar smoking ban draws near

Effective Tuesday, smoking tobacco of any kind will be prohibited in all workplaces, including bars and private clubs. The city’s Common Council passed the ban in March on a 6-3 vote after more than three hours of debate, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg signed
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 30, 2016 02:33

EDITORIAL: It’s time to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax

Not only would a higher tax discourage smoking, it could help pay for better roads... A tax rate of $2 is not likely to send more Hoosiers out of state to buy their smokes. Plus, luring smokers from other states is a shabby way of making money for Indiana
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34

[Indiana] Public housing gets mandate to go smoke free

“The nation is pretty much going smoke free everywhere, so it’s just another thing to follow suit.” In Anderson, the public housing that will be affected is Westvale Manor and Linwood Village, Weatherly said.
Anderson (IN) Herald Bulletin
added Dec 13, 2016 16:05

[Indiana] Cigarette tax hike could have clearer path without Pence

Brinegar said past proposals have been doomed, in part because of Pence’s “clear” political ambition when taking office four years ago amid rumors that he wanted to run for president. “He was going to make sure there were no tax increases that we’re goi
Rushville (IN) Republican
added Dec 11, 2016 17:21
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