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Indiana health and business organizations are asking for an increase in the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 a pack. Supporters say it would immediately help 50,000 adults quit smoking and prevent 400,000 kids from ever starting.
The American Lung Association’s 2016 State of Tobacco Control Report finds Indiana is failing in its efforts to reduce tobacco use. The 15th annual report grades states and the federal government on policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. It notes Indiana has not increased the age of sale for tobacco products to 21 and has one of the lowest tobacco tax rates in the country. Continue reading
Area interest groups are praising a plan announced on Wednesday to increase taxes levied on tobacco products in the Hoosier State.
The American Lung Association says the state of Indiana needs to do more to enact tobacco control policies.
The “State of Tobacco Control 2015” report evaluates tobacco control policies at the state and federal level. It says Indiana failed to enact any policies that the American Lung Association believes will save lives. That led the state to receive a failing grade in tobacco prevention, taxes, and access to tobacco cessation services.
January is considered an optimal time to conduct radon tests in your home or business.
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to designate January as national Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can lead to numerous health problems.
This month is National Radon Action Month according to the Environmental Protection Agency as health agencies throughout the country joining forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a national health problem and encourage radon testing during the January awareness drive.
The American Lung Association is heralding a new online screening tool to help people determine if they should get a low-dose screening for lung cancer. According to Dr. Elizabeth Gore, a radiation oncologist, low-dose screening can save lives.
The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and the National Cancer Institute encourage radon testing during the observation of National Radon Week.
All this week through Oct. 27, health agencies in the country have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.