3 vaping-related deaths confirmed in Indiana

INFORMATION. *BROOK*) ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT… INDIANA HAS RECORDED TWO MORE DEATH CONNECTED TO VAPING. HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRMED TODAY A THIRD PERSON HAD DIED AFTER USING E- CIGARETTES, IN WHAT AUTHORITIES HAVE LABELED A NATIONWIDE CRISIS. NEWS 8’S ALEAH HORDGES IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR US TODAY AND JOINS US NOW WITH MORE. ALEAH? *ALEA*) BROOKE… […]

E-cigarette tax could become a reality in Indiana

*DRE*) THE LOCAL VAPING INDUSTRY IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST A PROPOSED TAX ON CIGARETTE LIQUID *SCOT*) THE INDIANA HOUSE ALREADY PASSED THE PROPOSAL. THE SENATE WILL NOW CONSIDER THE BILL.. NEWS 8’S JOE MELILLO IS LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE TO TELL US MORE…JOE? *JOE*) THE TAX IS ONLY CENTS TAX PER MILILITER AND THAT […]

A Vaping-Related Illness Has Turned Deadly, Here’s What You Need to Know

In recent weeks, reports of a mysterious respiratory illness have taken the U.S. by storm, onethat’s sickened at least 380 patients and turned fatal for seven.As health investigators from across the country begin to look into the issue, a common threadseems to be emerging: vaping.But medical studies are still in their preliminary stages, and there […]

Indiana’s e-cigarette tax legislation

2019. *BROOK*) CALLS FOR HIGHER TAXES ON CIGARETTS HAS SOME PEOPLE WHO VAPE….FEEL LIKE *THE* COULD GET BURNED. AS STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF, DAVID WILLIAMS REPORTS, THE PROPOSAL ALREADY PASSED THE HOUSE, AND NOW MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH THE SENATE. *DAVID WILLIAMS REPORTIN*) ((NAT PENNIES DROPPING/:)) FOUR CENTS. THIS IS HOW MUCH A STATE LAWMAKER WANTS […]

Indiana House OKs plan to tax e-cigarette liquids

HAS PASSED A BILL TO ADD A NEW TAX TO CIGARETTES. SUPPORTERS OF THE TAX HOPE IT CAN HELP STOP WHAT THE SURGEON GENERAL CALLS AN “EPIDEMIC” OF VAPING AMONG TEENAGERS. NEWS 8’S RANDALL NEWSOME HAS THE DETAILS. ((*RANDALL*) GOOD MORNING, HOUSE BILL 1444 IS PROPOSING THAT ALL CIGARETTES BE TAXED AND SO FAR INDIANA […]

FDA fighting back against e-cigarette manufacturers

OF E-CIGARETTES (SCOTT ) THE FDA ANNOUNCED ITS ACTION YESTERDAY MORNING… EVEN THREATENING TO TAKE SOME E- CIGARETTES OFF THE MARKET. JOE MELILLO HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS STORY FOR US, EVEN BEFORE THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. (JOE) GOOD MORNING FDA SAYS MANUFACTURERS ARE TO BLAME FOR MARKETING TO KIDS THAT THESE MAJOR E-CIG MANUFACTURERS MUST […]

Expectant Mothers Encouraged To Stop Smoking

WE ALL KNOW SMOKING IS UNHEALTHY… BUT ESPECIALLY FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS. (BROOKE) THAT’S WHY IN JOHNSON COUNTY…THEY’RE OFFERING A PROGRAM CALLED BABY AND ME TOBACCO FREE. AS WISH TV’S ELIZABETH CHOI SHOWS US… IT GIVES INCENTIVES TO MOMS WHO COMMIT TO QUIT. (REPORTER ELIZABETH CHOI) WHEN HEATHER ASHER CHECKS IN AT HER WIC APPOINTMENTS…SH E […]

Thieves caught on camera breaking into vaping business

BEGAN MAY 20. *MIK*) THEIVES CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO STEALING FROM A BUSINESS. IT’S THE SECOND TIME THE VAPE SHOP ON WEST WASHINGTON STREET HAS BEEN HIT IN 2 WEEKS *BROOK*) NEW 8’S REPORTER ALEAH HORDGES SPOKE WITH THE OWNER TODAY. ALEAH WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? *ALEA*) YES THE OWNER– WILLIAM TILLBERRY SAYS HIS […]

Free help to quit smoking

NEWS… THE INDIANA TOBACCO QUITLINE IS OFFERING FREE MEDICATION TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING. NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY IS ON HAND AT THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT. SMOKING KILLS 11- THOUSAND HOOSIERS EVERY YEAR… ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS THERE. YOU CAN PICK UP A FREE, TWO-WEEK SUPPLY IN THE FORM OF GUM OR PATCHES. […]

Quit-smoking aids will be easier to get

THE STATE’S NEW PLAN TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING… TODAY, STATE LEADERS ANNOUNCED SOME OF THOSE MEDICATIONS MEANT TO HELP YOU QUIT… ARE GOING OVER-THE- COUNTER. STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF DAVID WILLIAMS EXPLAINS. *DAVI*) ((DAVID WILLIAMS/ @DWILLIAMSTV “YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT MORE THAN 13% OF HOOSIER WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT SMOKE TODAY. THAT’S […]