Indy Star Editorial: Health Rankings go up in Smoke

Thank you (again) to the Indianapolis Star for the wonderful editorial in today’s Star. As the editorial mentions, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study last week that showed Indiana is lagging far behind the national decline in lung-cancer deaths related to smoking. The Star pointed out that Indiana is lagging due to a low cigarette tax, few dollars spent towards education and the lack of a smoke-free law for Indiana.

 

We hope these studies will motivate our General Assembly to move forward meaningful legislation to make Indiana smoke-free.