UNDATED (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- The state of Indiana flunks the American Lung Association 10th annual report card.
The ALA gave Indiana three “Fs” and a “D” when it comes to tobacco control, spending, helping smokers quit and smoke-free air. Indiana is one of 23 states that still has not passed state-wide smoking bans.
Michigan and Ohio both got mixed grades but pulled ahead of Indiana with a “B” and an “A” for smoke-free air.
The report says that smoking cost Hoosiers almost $5 billion in 2011 in lost productivity and healthcare expenses.
Among other states that received “Fs”: Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. No state got straight “As” in the report.
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