Friday, September 26, 2008

The Vogue Goes Smoke Free for a Night!

The Vogue, an Indy hotspot in the heart of Broad Ripple hosted a concert for two national recording artists, Dar Williams and Shawn Mullins on September 20th. The Vogue, normally a smoking establishment went smoke free for the night of the concert. The Vogue, one of Indy’s most popular nightclubs, went smoke free and did not go broke. More clubs and bars should catch on that entertainers want and demand to work in smoke free establishments!

Smoke free air ordinances are good for health AND good for business.

If anyone made it to the show, please feel free to express your thoughts on the show

Monday, September 15, 2008

Upcoming Event

According to Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation statistics (, nearly half of Hoosier adults with less than high school education are current smokers. Tobacco is claiming more that 9,800 lives in the state of Indiana each year and costing the state over $2 Billion annually in health care bills! The target of tobacco industry marketing and publicity are young adult males (18 to 24 year old).

In partnership with other local organizations we will attending the Minority Health Coalition of Marion County's Community Block Party at the Washington Park Family Center (3130 E. 30th St.) on September 27, 2008 from 10-2 p.m. At this event we will offer Peak Flow readings and information on cessation and the impact tobacco has on ones health and the health of their family.

There will be other sponsors doing health screenings and giving away clothes and food to those in need. Health promotion is for everyone, no matter your economic status or cultural background we are all Human Beings. At this event we will continue to focus our efforts towards helping others beat an unhealthy addiction that impacts our health as much as our state economy.

Be there! All are welcome!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Smoking in Movies

It is amazing how one little letter (G, PG, PG-13 or R) can affect the behaviors and attitudes of so many people! The movie rating system is a board of parents that determines what movies are appropriate for certain viewing audiences. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, they determine the rating according to: theme, language, violence, nudity, sex and drug use.

Smoke Free Indy supports Smoke Free Movies. Movies that have smoking in them should be rated R. Many of the characters on screen help to define what is acceptable to our youth. Kids are very smart and perceptive. Hopefully Hollywood takes advantage of this opportunity to increase the positive influences that they bring into our lives.

Check out the spots that Smoke Free Movies are running during both national conventions. If you want more information, you can visit