U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but the policy will spare a significant portion of the multibillion-dollar vaping market aimed at adults.
A proposed ordinance drafted by Fishers' parks department will go before its city council Tuesday night.
Officials in a central Indiana county have approved a ban on smoking in all bars and private clubs.
Local leaders are expected to vote Monday on proposals that would end smoking in all bars and restaurants.
The unanimous decision says the city can allow smoking at gambling facilities while banning it at bars.
The Indiana Supreme Court wants to hear more from Hoosier Park about why patrons at its off-track betting parlor in downtown Indianapolis should be allowed to light up when smoking in similar public places is generally banned by city ordinance.
An appeals court panel has ruled that an off-track betting facility in downtown Indianapolis can’t be excluded from the city's ban on smoking in places such as bars and restaurants.
Progress in reducing smoking is undeniable, but money to accelerate the decline is falling even faster.
Attorneys for the owners of the Whistle Stop Inn and the Thirsty Turtle argued before the court Monday that the city shouldn’t be allowed to ban smoking at bars that don’t offer gambling when it allows smoking at off-track betting facilities.
Consumers of e-cigarettes, smokers seeking employment, and Indiana gamblers could experience changes if proposed legislation is made into law.
A divided Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Evansville’s amended smoking ban, which exempted the former Aztar riverboat casino, now known as Tropicana Evansville.
At issue in part is whether one business or industry can make enough money to be exempted from rules that apply to all others. The decision could have repercussions in communities throughout the state.
Johnson County commissioners voted unanimously this week to repeal a tough new public smoking ordinance less than a month before it was scheduled to go into effect.