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Sen. Young’s Efforts With Smoking Reforms Are Encouraging

Recently, U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Indiana) – along with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, which is bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. Senator Todd Young at Carmel High School talking about his [...]

2019-06-19T11:29:43-04:00June 19th, 2019|

Quick Hits: E-Cigarette Taxation, Wage Assignment, OSHA Fines and Chamber-Initiated Improvement to Substance Abuse Guidelines in Workplace

House Bill 1444 (Taxation of Electronic Cigarettes), authored by Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Chamber went on record in testimony supporting taxing e-liquids on par with tobacco products. No vote was taken and at least one amendment is expected next week on this bill, which is still viewed as a [...]

2019-03-29T14:32:53-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Focus on Mental Health, Opioid Impact at 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit September 6-7

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Mental health and the impact of the opioid epidemic on the workforce augment a robust lineup of educational breakout sessions at the upcoming 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit on September 6-7 in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day summit is one of the largest annual gatherings of wellness professionals in the state and is a partnership between the Indiana [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46-04:00July 26th, 2018|

New Study: Indiana’s Tobacco Control Efforts Woefully Underfunded

Comprehensive tobacco control efforts play a powerful role in reducing smoking as well as the health impacts and economic toll of high smoking rates. But Indiana woefully underfunds these initiatives, falling far below federal recommendations and dollars spent in other states, says a new report released by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana devoted just $8.2 million in federal [...]

2018-06-15T13:50:57-04:00June 15th, 2018|