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Will Indiana Ban Indoor Smoking?

Publication Date: 1/20/2005
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  • Publication:WTWO TV2 (Terre Haute, IN)

Health concerns were front and center for the Vigo County Board of Health Wednesday night. Board members want to ban indoor smoking in Indiana. The board passed a resolution in support of a "Clean Indoor Air Ordinance" to put pressure on lawmakers at the Statehouse to adopt a state-wide-ban on indoor smoking. Board members cited figures showing tobacco kills almost 30 people a day in Indiana, and health care costs from smoking total $1.6 billion dollars a year. Hayes says people from Vigo County will head to the Statehouse to plea their case for the smoking ban.