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[Minnesota] how tax increases could impact e-cigarette sales

In 2010, Minnesota changed its definition of tobacco to include e-cigarettes, making the state an important case study into the question of how sales are impacted when taxes are increased on cigarettes and e-cigarettes at the same time. This is the first
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 19, 2016 13:33
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[Minnesota] WILLIAMS: Flavored tobacco: Sales restriction shifts products but doesn't stop underage use

Why did the Minneapolis City Council rush to pass an ordinance to eliminate flavored tobacco sales at convenience stores? With little or no input from retailers, it has crafted a solution that does nothing to eliminate underage tobacco use. As a parent,
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jul 14, 2015 20:57
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[Minnesota] Tobacco product prices before and after a statewide tobacco tax increase

findings support the known public health benefit of tobacco tax increases while highlighting the need for additional information about how, or if, tobacco companies use price promotions to blunt the impact of tax increases.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 7, 2015 19:52
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[Minnesota] The Freedom to Breathe coalition reacts to FDA's proposed e-cigarette regulations

FDA's proposed regulations are a good first step to creating consistency and oversight at the federal level around this new and addictive product. They do not, however, address upholding a standard of clean indoor air that Minnesotans expect and support.
PR Newswire
added Apr 27, 2014 14:48
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[Minnesota] Brooklyn Center considers banning smoke shop sampling

City Council will consider banning the sampling of tobacco products at tobacco shops. The ban would include smoking conventional cigarettes, cigars and tobacco pipes at smoke shops as well as inhaling or “vaping” electronic cigarettes.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jan 25, 2014 21:56
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[Minnesota] Editorial: State tax on tobacco is a health tax

Often characterized as “sin taxes,” taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products are in effect health taxes. There is no sin in public policy that aims to improve and protect health. The real sin is peddling a product that sickens and kills people.
Hastings (MN) Star-Gazette
added Oct 11, 2013 12:00
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[California, Minnesota] Governor Dayton signs bill to prevent more than 47700 kids from smoking

Members of the Raise it for Health coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, joined Governor Mark Dayton today at a ceremonial signing of the bill that increases Minnesota's cigarette tax. Minnesota Commissioner of Heal
PR Newswire
added Jun 5, 2013 10:28
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[Minnesota] Is a "no smokers" hiring policy unethical?

Minnesota is one of 29 states that makes it illegal to refuse to hire someone because they smoke. The American Lung Association opposes this law and takes the position that it elevates "smokers to a protected class."
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Apr 18, 2013 17:03
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[Minnesota] LETTER: Tobacco tax increase

First of all, raising prices on cigarettes does not stop people from smoking. Instead, they just look for cheaper alternatives. Some may drive to other states, others might buy them online. Either way, all we are doing is stopping tax revenues from going
Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Feb 27, 2013 11:57
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[Minnesota] Analysis of British American Tobacco's questionable use of privilege and protected document claims at the Guildford Depository [FREE FULL TEXT]

Control of publicly disclosed documents should not be placed back into the hands of defendant tobacco companies. Plaintiffs also need to invest adequate resources into policing claims of legal privilege.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2016 20:05
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