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
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
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
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
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
It is that time again. A bi-weekly report of all things smokefree air from around the state. Enjoy!
A bi-weekly report of all things smokefree air from around the state. Enjoy!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Coyle, (517) 449-6036 cell firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Attached you will find a state-wide media report, all things smokefree air.
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
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
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
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
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
A glimpse of state-wide media coverage on smokefree legislation, both state and local.
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/
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
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
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
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
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