Headlines Tagged with Minnesota — 5,461 headlines found
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.
Oct 11, 2013 Hastings (MN) Star-Gazette
added Oct 11, 2013 12:00
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
Jun 5, 2013 PR Newswire
added Jun 5, 2013 10:28
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."
Apr 18, 2013 Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Apr 18, 2013 17:03
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
Feb 27, 2013 Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Feb 27, 2013 11:57
[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.
Jun 27, 2016 Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2016 20:05
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
May 16, 2014 PR Newswire
added May 16, 2014 22:47
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.
Aug 2, 2013 Mayo Clinic
added Sep 23, 2013 04:28
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
Aug 17, 2013 Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Aug 17, 2013 13:58
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
Aug 13, 2013 Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Aug 14, 2013 10:55
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
Jul 17, 2013 Marshall (MN) Independent
added Jul 17, 2013 16:07