2012 Indiana Poll Results

By a strong majority (70 percent to 27 percent), Indiana voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.  This support comes from a broad-based coalition of voters across the state, … Continue reading »

Estimating the Economic Impact of Secondhand Smoke on Indiana in 2010

Secondhand smoke costs Indiana $1.3 billion dollars in excess medical expenses and premature loss of life, or about $201 dollars per person each year.  The burden of these expenses is assumed by businesses, government, and individual citizens.

Fact Sheet: Smokefree Air is Good for Business

    Smokefree air is good for business in Indiana and around the Country.

Fact Sheet: Immediate Benefits of Smokefree Air

    Exposure to secondhand smoke for just 30 minutes can rapidly increase a person’s risk for heart attack. Smoke causes bloodvessels to constrict and reduces the amount of oxygen that can be transported in the blood. (Centers for Disease … Continue reading »

Fact Sheet: Common Arguments

    Common arguments againststatewide smokefree air legislation — and how to respond to them.

2010 Poll Release Attitudes Towards Secondhand Smoke

2010 Indiana Polling Results Full Study

2010 Rural Indiana Poll

Rural Indiana’s Attitude Toward Smoking and Smoke-Free Ordinances Two thirds (66 percent) of adults in rural Indiana would support an ordinance that prohibits smoking in all workplaces including restaurants and bars.

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

This Surgeon General’s report returns to the topic of the health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. The last comprehensive review of this evidence by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was in the 1986 Surgeon General’s … Continue reading »

Smoke Free Laws and Economic Impact Study

Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is a significant public health concern affecting millions of Americans, many of whom are Hoosiers. A considerable amount of medical research has demonstrated that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke. According to the … Continue reading »

Smokefree States

US States Smoke Free Policy Map

Smokefree Communities in Indiana

Map of Indiana’s Smoke Free Air Ordinances

Gaming Employees Have the Right to Breathe Smokefree Air

Casino Employees Receive Millions for Secondhand Smoke Exposure In December 2010, Tropicana Casino and resort paid $4.5 million in damages to Vince Rennich to settle a lawsuit over second hand smoke. Rennich, a lifetime non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer … Continue reading »

Make Indiana Smokefree

Secondhand smoke kills approximately 50,000 nonsmokers each year, including more than 1,200 adult nonsmokers in Indiana. That’s nearly twice as many deaths as are caused each year in Indiana as a result of impaired driving.

2009 Indiana Poll Slides

Key findings from a statewide survey of 500 registered voters in Indiana conducted January 27-28, 2009. Public Opinion Strategies and The Mellman Group recently completed a statewide survey of 500 registered voters on behalf of the American Heart Association, American … Continue reading »

2009 Indiana Poll Release

A poll conducted at the end of January and released today finds that voters in every region of the state and across political party lines strongly support a statewide law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos. … Continue reading »

2008 Indiana Casino Air Monitoring Study

Indoor air quality was assessed in all 11 casinos located in Indiana during visits in April and May, 2008. The concentration of fine particle air pollution, PM2.5, was measured with a TSI SidePak AM510 Personal Aerosol Monitor. PM2.5 is particulate … Continue reading »