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Spending on tobacco prevention, cessation found lacking

A new national report concludes that states aren’t spending enough on programs to discourage young people from starting tobacco or to help older tobacco users to quit. (Photo by Eanlami on Unsplash) While Oklahoma earns higher marks than other states in the way it spends money received from settlements of lawsuits against tobacco companies, the state and nation as a whole should be doing better, according to a new national report. The report – “Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement” […]

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American Lung Association starts vape-free schools scholarship fund

DENVER– One in every five teenagers are vaping with one in four teenagers using a minimum of one tobacco product, according to a study recently released by the American Lung Association. In Colorado, high-school-age tobacco product use rates are around 28%.  As of today, the American Lung Association has launched a brand new fund called the Vape-Free Schools Scholarship Fund in order for teenagers to receive tobacco addiction education, smoking cessation tips and support. The scholarship fund drive has set the cost of $400 per training seat […]

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Austin seeking committee to address Indiana health care costs | Local News

ANDERSON — Four of the five area members of the Indiana General Assembly took part in the Third House on Thursday. Lawmakers discussed topics including health care reform, the governor’s emergency powers and the state budget during the forum sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters. Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, said a top issue is control of health care costs in Indiana. “We need to look at all aspects of the health care delivery system,” she said. “We need to start with […]

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