Indiana House Approves Smoking Ban

By a vote of 60 to 33, the Indiana House of Representatives has approved a watered down statewide smoking ban that contains numerous exemptions, including loopholes for bars and taverns. The compromise measure emerged today following several days of negotiations by House and Senate lawmakers. The Senate will vote on the measure tomorrow. That’s where […]

Anti-Smoking Groups Urging ‘No” Vote On Proposed Indiana Smoking Ban

From the Associated Press: Sponsors of the Indiana smoking ban bill scrambled today to line up support among legislators for their proposal even as health advocates began lobbying against it because the compromise version doesn’t cover bars and taverns. The Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air and the American Cancer Society argue the exemption for bars […]

Proposed Smoking Ban Also On Indiana Legislative Agenda

Labor-related legislation is expected to dominate much of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly that begins Wednesday, but lawmakers are also expected to again take up a proposed statewide ban. Indiana Legislative Insight Publisher Ed Feigenbaum says it appears a ban is unlikely to win passage unless it includes and exemption for the state’s casinos, a […]

Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

From WFPL’s Haley Hart The American Cancer Society is challenging smokers to quit for the day as part of Thursday’s Great American Smoke-Out. The one-day event inspires and encourages smokers to take that first step towards quitting and raises awareness about the many tools that smokers can use to quit for good. “The Great American […]