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August 2018

Tobacco Free Indiana Lunch ‘n Learn Meeting

August 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community Wellness Partners, 2806 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN 46616 United States
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Smoke Free St Joe partnered with Raise it for Health, the coalition of Tobacco Free Indiana and Healthier Indiana, to advocate for solutions to public health funding in our state. At this meeting, we discuss how together we make Indiana the State the Works AND lives healthier! A healthy workforce is key to the economic success of Hoosier businesses. Providing a healthy start in life will reduce infant mortality and reduce healthcare costs over a lifetime. For one local employer in…

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February 2019

Heart Health Advocacy Day at Indiana Statehouse

February 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indiana State House, 200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The Issues: Tobacco is a burden on Indiana's physical and economic health. Each year more than 11,000 Hoosiers die from tobacco use. More than 3,000 kids become addicted smokers. Additionally, Hoosier employers lose billions in health care costs and lost productivity. A new statewide poll shows that 70% of Hoosier voters support raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, including 65% of Republican voters. Appropriates for each year of the 2019-2021 biennium $35,000,000 from the tobacco master settlement agreement…

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