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Smoking age increase unanimously approved by Indiana House panel

The vote was unanimous. A panel of Indiana lawmakers approved a bill Monday to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Testimony indicates 30 states have considered raising the minimum smoking age, but only five stat
WNDU NBC 16 (South Bend, IN)
added Jan 30, 2018 15:48
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State of Tobacco report: Indiana failing to make the grade

More than one in five adults in Indiana smokes, and the state spends nearly $3 billion annually in tobacco-related health care costs, according to the American Lung Association's 2018 State of Tobacco Control report. The annual report continues to give
Gary (IN) Post-Tribune
added Jan 25, 2018 01:06
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Countering the ills of tobacco use

The fact is simple: Individual responsibility among smokers could significantly lower the threat to nonsmokers — and especially to unborn babies. It’s important for society to aggressively generate awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and to ma
Vincennes (IN) Sun-Commercial
added Jan 19, 2018 09:31
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[Indiana] Fishers Bans Vaping, Chewing Tobacco In City Parks, Public Buildings

The ordinance passed Tuesday by the Fishers City Council prohibits the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco in public places like schools, parks and libraries.
WIBC 91.3 FM (Indianapolis, IN)
added Jan 18, 2018 01:58
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[Indiana] Council OK’s changes to smoking law

Changes to Seymour’s smoking ordinance may not be perfect, but they are “something that everyone can live with,”...The new restrictions ban smoking from gatherings of 50 or more people on public property such as streets... still permitted in bars and priv
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Jan 12, 2018 13:55
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[Indiana] Free access: Tobacco rates statewide, locally remain higher than national average

Indiana still has one of the highest smoking rates among all the states, and tobacco prevention efforts are highly underfunded compared to federal recommendations. Even though other drugs may seem to harm more people statewide and locally, tobacco use in
Bedford (IN) Times-Mail
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58
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[Indiana] Tobacco rates statewide, locally remain higher than national average ($$)

Indiana still has one of the highest smoking rates among all the states, and tobacco prevention efforts are highly underfunded compared to federal recommendations.
Bedford (IN) Times-Mail
added Jan 11, 2018 18:49
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VIDEO: Indiana bill would empower companies to test -- and fire -- employees for using tobacco

Senate Bill 23, which Brown sponsored, would repeal a portion of the state code that prohibits employers from attempting to control their workers' tobacco intake outside of the job. The section she hopes to repeal reads: An employer may not require, as
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:31
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Let’s make strides on smoking crisis by raising smoking age

At first glance, it might seem surprising that the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has made raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 one of its nine priorities... By itself, the age increase won’t solve the problems that regularly land Indiana on lists of
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Workforce issues top IBJ’s agenda for Legislature

Smoking: We said here recently that raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 is a no-brainer. But we also think it’s silly to have a smokers’ bill of rights that provides employment protection to smokers. We come down on the side of the Indiana Ch
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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