Smoking Cardinal

Smoking Cardinal

This quickly-painted street art is a winking take on Indiana’s state bird, the cardinal, and the very high rate of smoking in the state, news which broke in the summer of 2019 just as the mural was being painted.  Indiana has one of the lowest state taxes on cigarettes in the U.S., and smoking cessation efforts are vastly underfunded compared to other states. In 2017, almost 22% of Indiana adults smoked (compared to around 17% nationally). Indiana ranks 44th out of the 50 states for its high

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Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint

Date created: 2019

Associated artists

Jules Muck aka MuckRock
Jules Muck aka MuckRock


638 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46203


  • Image courtesy Ken Norris


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