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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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[Minnesota] Bill creating new e-cigarette restrictions heads to Governor Dayton's desk

The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota health organizations, responded today to the Legislature's passage of an omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting use and sales of e-cigarettes. The bill now heads to Governor Mark Dayton's d
PR Newswire
added May 16, 2014 22:47
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[Minnesota] Very Little Known About Health Effects Of E-Cigarettes

Mayo Clinic does not recommend the use of e-cigarettes. At this time, we simply do not know enough about them. They have not been proven safe, nor have they been shown to be effective in helping people to stop smoking.
Mayo Clinic
added Sep 23, 2013 04:28
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[Minnesota] Jury is out on safety of e-cigarettes, regulations

Mayo Clinic and public health experts are concerned about the safety of the devices, though ongoing research has not conclusively confirmed specific problems. E-cigarettes are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a tobacco product, even
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Aug 17, 2013 13:58
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[Minnesota] Letter of the Day (Aug. 13): Electronic cigarettes

article last month described research related to electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation. As one who conducts research related to electronic cigarettes, ... Given the known effects of secondhand electronic cigarette smoking, the Legislature should c
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Aug 14, 2013 10:55
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[Minnesota] Tobacco tax: Myth vs. facts

The following points address several myths presented by Mr. Peterson: ... Myth: Raising the tobacco tax is unfair to smokers. Fact: The cost of treating tobacco-related disease far exceeds the amount of tobacco tax collected by smokers. Every man, wo
Marshall (MN) Independent
added Jul 17, 2013 16:07
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