70 Percent of Indiana Voters Support Law Making Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars Smoke-free

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 »

Our Statement Regarding HB 1149 Passing Out of Committee

For Immediate Release Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012   Media Contact Tim Harms, (317) 373-8339 Statement on House Bill 1149 Passing Out of Committee   The Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air is pleased that House Bill 1149 received overwhelming support during … Continue reading »

New Study: Cost of Secondhand Smoke Rises in Indiana

Secondhand Smoke’s Economic Impact a Staggering $1.3 Billion in Indiana   INDIANAPOLIS – Secondhand smoke costs Indiana residents $1.3 billion yearly in health care and premature loss of life, according to a new study released today by researchers from the … Continue reading »

Press Release: Heart Attack Rates Would Plummet With Passage of Smokefree Law

Did you know you can’t smoke in any bar or restaurant in North Carolina? As in home to Camel (RJ Reynolds) North Carolina. Yep. It is true. They have been smoke-free since 2010 and they’ve recently released a study on … Continue reading »

Press Release: New Study Lends Support to Smokefree Laws

New Study Lends Support to Smokefree Laws Coalition asks Indiana General Assembly to pass real smoke-free law in 2012   Indianapolis, IN, – August 3, 2011 – Smokefree laws do not have a negative economic impact on rural or urban … Continue reading »

Media Report: April 22, 2011

It is that time again. A bi-weekly report of all things smokefree air from around the state. Enjoy!

Media Report: April 8, 2011

A bi-weekly report of all things smokefree air from around the state. Enjoy!

Smokefree Air Fails To Clear Senate Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Coyle, (517) 449-6036 cell emily.coyle@cancer.org   Bill Would Have Been One of Weakest in the Nation INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – April 5, 2011 – Despite months of effort by lawmakers, thousands of smokefree advocates, and hundreds … Continue reading »

Action Alert: Smokefree air bill is still alive in the Senate

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.  – Mark Twain   Yesterday evening, Senator Ron Alting, who is the Chair of the Public Policy Committee (where the smokefree bill currently sits) publicly stated that “the bill is dead” … Continue reading »

Media Report – March 25, 2011

Attached you will find a state-wide media report, all things smokefree air.

Media Round-Up From Senate Hearing

  There was lots of media surrounding Wednesday’s hearing in the Public Policy Committee of the Indiana Senate. Below are some media clips. Enjoy.   -Indiana Public Media -WIBC -WISH TV   And, in case you missed it, Indiana University released … Continue reading »

Press Release: Senate Public Policy Committee to hear smokefree bill Wednesday

    Just in time for Kick Butts Day and a new report released by the University of Wisconsin that showed the health of bartenders improved one year after their smokefree law, the Indiana Senate will be hearing House Bill … Continue reading »

SMOKEFREE ALERT – VOTE THIS WEDNESDAY, ACTION NEEDED

Keep up the pressure on the Senate Public Policy Committee to pass a strong smokefree bill that includes bars Great news smokefree advocates! The Senate Public Policy Committee will hear House Bill 1018, the statewide smokefree air bill, this Wednesday … Continue reading »

Newsletter March 2011

SMOKEFREE NEWS      Legislative Update: The Senate Needs to Act The smokefree air bill is eligible to be heard in the Senate Public Policy Committee at any time. While they have not yet set a hearing date, we believe … Continue reading »

Check Out Our New Fact Sheets!

    Need all the latest data and information on smokefree air? Look no further. We have compiled hundreds of studies, economic reports, polls and more into easy to use (and pretty)  fact sheets.   We have fact sheets on … Continue reading »

Iowa Voters Support Extending Smokefree Law to Casinos

  There is a push this year in the Iowa State House to protect every casino worker from the dangers of secondhand smoke. The Sioux City Journal writes a compelling editorial in support of extending Iowa’s current smokefree law to casinos. … Continue reading »

Media Report – February 25, 2011

A  glimpse of state-wide media coverage on smokefree legislation, both state and local.

Vanderburgh County, IN passes comprehensive smokefree law

    Last night, Vanderburgh County Commissioners closed the loopholes in their smokefree ordinance, making Vanderburgh County smokefree.   http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/feb/22/county-bans-smoking-all-bars-restaurants/    

Newsletter February 2011

SMOKEFREE NEWS Legislative Update The smokefree air bill has moved to the State Senate for consideration. ICSA will be working to fix the exemptions that were created in the House. Read more about it here. Advocates Rally in Support of Smokefree … Continue reading »

Smokefree Air Rallies Hundreds to the State Capital
Newsletter December 2011

  SMOKEFREE NEWS Legislative Update Legislation making all Indiana workplaces smokefree to be filed in the General Assembly. Read more about it here. Surgeon General Report: The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Report reiterates there is no risk-free exposure to tobacco smoke. … Continue reading »

Smokefree Air Media Report Feb 2011
  1. Media Report Feb 2011

    Captured media from across the state on smokefree air.

Newsletter November 2010

  Legislative Update The Indiana General Assembly met on Tuesday for Organization Day and smokefree air is expected to be a major issue this spring. Read more about it here.     Majority of Hoosiers Support a Statewide Smokefree Air … Continue reading »

Health Finance Commission Holds Vote on Policy Recommendation for Smokefree Air

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – Oct. 28, 2010 – The Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air today praised members of the Indiana General Assembly’s bicameral Health Finance Commission who supported draft language for a bill that would require all public places in Indiana … Continue reading »

STATEMENT FROM INDIANA CAMPAIGN FOR SMOKEFREE AIR ON RESULTS OF PUBLIC OPINION POLL ON SMOKEFREE AIR LAW

TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Oct. 7, 2010 – The following statement was issued today by Danielle Patterson, chair of the Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air, in response to a recent public opinion poll on smokefree air conducted by The Survey … Continue reading »

Newsletter October 2010
LOWELL BECOMES 12th INDIANA COMMUNITY TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE SMOKEFREE AIR ORDINANCE

LOWELL, IND. – Sept. 29, 2010 – In a significant move to protect its residents and workers from the health effects of secondhand smoke, the Lowell Town Council in Lake County voted four to one to pass a comprehensive smokefree … Continue reading »

Studies Lend Support to Smokefree Environments

Indianapolis – Smoke-free legislation reduces emergency hospitalizations for childhood asthma, saving lives and healthcare dollars, according to a recent study from Scotland published in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to the study, before the legislation was implemented, admissions … Continue reading »

Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air Launches Advocacy Efforts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – Sept. 8, 2010 – Smokefree air advocates, spearheaded by the Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air (ICSA), today held a news conference at the Indiana State House to urge members of the Health Finance Commission to recommend the … Continue reading »

Newsletter September 2010