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Chandler: Higher cigarette tax can help state's health ranking

Former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler joked at Wednesday’s Bowling Green Rotary Club meeting that he’s happy to be out of the political arena in his new role as president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healt... read more

It’s time to increase state cigarette tax

Hoosiers hate taxes, but it’s hard to find a Hoosier leader who opposes the idea of doubling our tax on cigarettes. Now, Indiana can point to two good reasons to raise the tax. Not only would a higher ... read more

Kentucky improves some in health ranking

Local providers and health advocates said the rankings reflect the Purchase region's challenges, but they're optimistic that regional health efforts can help ... "Our high smoking rate is a plague we ... read more

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State of Oklahoma: Smoking, lack of care contribute to poor health

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Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year

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Pew report discusses economic impact of ‘sin tax’

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State coalition launched to improve health, reduce costs of smoking

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'Road show' focuses on Indiana's public health challenges

Paul Halverson, founding dean and professor at Indiana University’s school of public health, immediately pointed to Indiana’s smoking ranking. “We can change ... to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax $1.50 ... read more

Where Are You Most Likely to Find Americans Who Still Smoke?

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Plan would charge state retirees more for health care

The health insurance program covers retirees who were state lawmakers, statewide officials, judges, university workers, both high-ranking ... to help get costs under control. The House Republican poin... read more

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