PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 

West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - IN: Smoking Prevention

PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, and while they may appear to be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, experts say more research about their safety is needed.

INDIANAPOLIS - Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, with celebrities in advertisements touting them as a safer alternative to smoking the real thing. But experts say there isn't enough science to back up those claims. It's estimated that there are more than 250 different e-cigarette b

Photo: Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess says an Infant Mortality Summit will help to focus efforts on reducing unnecessary infant deaths around the state. Photo courtesy ISDH.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation, according to the latest statistics. Indiana ranks 45th out of 50 states – with more than seven deaths per every 1,000 babies born. State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess said an Infant Mortality

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - When it comes to preventing smoking and cancer, Indiana is doing some things right - but there is room for improvement. Brad Burk, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Great Lakes Division, says Indiana's share of the federal tobacco settlement money con

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