Center Research Shows Troubling Trends in Indiana

July 19, 2006

Indiana has the 2nd highest smoking rate in the nation—a habit that causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. And researchers at IUPUI say that within that grim overall statistic, the numbers for some vulnerable subgroups in Indiana are especially troubling.

Indiana’s high smoking rates are among topics studied by a team of health policy researchers at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. Under the direction of Professor Eric Wright, director of health policy research, the team also keeps an eye on policies that can affect the health of Indiana citizens.

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