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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] NASH: Can you fire an employee for smelling like tobacco smoke?

Employers that are considering prohibiting employees from smelling of tobacco smoke while at work should do the following to minimize legal risks: 1. Articulate your needs. Explain­­ing why you prohibit third-hand smoke is the first step to creating a
Business Management Daily
added Nov 25, 2012 11:39
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[Minnesota] MN completes refinancing of tobacco bonds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota has completed the refinancing of tobacco revenue bonds after the state Supreme Court ruled the move is constitutional. Minnesota Management and Budget said Thursday the state sold $656 million in state appropriation bon
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2012 18:54
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[Minnesota] Fire cause: Smoking near tank [UPDATED]

The woman who died in the Sunrise Apartments fire Tuesday night caused the fire by smoking a cigarette while using an oxygen tank, law enforcement reported today.
Fergus Falls (MN) Journal
added Jun 28, 2012 17:13
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[Minnesota] Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed a tax bill containing massive tax cuts on premium cigars and other tax benefits for the tobacco industry.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:36
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Health Care Leaders: Tax Bill Helps Tobacco Industry, Hurts Minnesota Youth

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, expressed their disappointment today about the tax bill containing more than $35 million in tax breaks for the tobacco industry over the next three years.
PR Newswire
added May 21, 2016 01:42
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[Minnesota, New Jersey] Regulation Nation: Tobacco / Three local measures (and one national) that could affect U.S. tobacco retailers in 2016

Why You Should Care: The vaping segment is already plagued by mixed messages, partially because of the CDC’s ads targeting e-cigs (which launched last March). More cities and states following Chicago’s lead could result in further consumer confusion—not
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 8, 2016 22:13
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[Minnesota] Mpls. Tobacco Shops Bracing For Incoming Price Hike On Smokes

He says he expects business to slow down when the price of flavored cigars goes up in the new year. “We sell these for $1.99,” Wazwaz said. “They are going to be, I believe, $5.20 plus tax in a few days.” Wazwaz says cigar sells make up 25 percent of h
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Jan 1, 2016 18:05
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[Minnesota] Lileks: Make smokers pay for it all ...

So why not fund everything with cigarette taxes? Rather than burden individuals and businesses with a million little fees, just shift everything to smokers. There aren't enough people puffing, you say? Alas, it's so. So: 1. The state will mandate smokin
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 18, 2013 21:23
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[Minnesota] Study: Tobacco coupons set back cessation efforts

Tobacco companies are using aggressive coupon marketing tactics to reduce the likelihood that current smokers will quit, according to new research published in the health journal “Tobacco Control.”
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Jan 6, 2013 15:14
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