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Crackdown on Tobacco Usage in Minnesota

Local cities are implementing new laws this summer, right after the legislature passed tax breaks on tobacco products.
Alpha News
added Jul 8, 2017 15:00
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[Minnesota] Mankato, North Mankato consider raising tobacco sales age to 21

could become the first outstate cities in Minnesota to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, with city leaders planning to present and discuss concurrent ordinances on the issue later this month. North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen said he proposed the idea to M
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jul 1, 2017 20:58
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[Minnesota] To vape or not to vape

A proposed crackdown of vaping from electronic cigarettes drew widely different views at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting. The council is considering whether to enact a local clean indoor air policy that would ban the use of e-cigarettes, e-ciga
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Jun 27, 2017 14:44
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[Minnesota] Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco

Why did Reps. Dave Baker and Tim Miller and Sen. Andrew Lang vote in favor of the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? These three Republicans each voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the tobacco t
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Minnesota] Jaw-dropper: Yanez pinned fears on ‘secondhand smoke’

“I thought if [Castile] has the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the 5-year-old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke—and the front seat passenger doing the same thing—then what care does he give abo
Minnesota Lawyer
added Jun 25, 2017 13:11
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After Edina ups smoking age to 21, is the rest of Minnesota next?

It’s only been a few days since Edina voted to increase the age you can buy cigarettes in the city to 21, and some lawmakers now want to see the same thing happen statewide. A bill proposed in the Minnesota Senate by four lawmakers and introduced by Sen.
GoMN: KZGO-FM 95.3 FM / KTWN-FM 96.3 FM
added Jun 23, 2017 01:24
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Updated data: One in 6 adults still smoke in Minnesota

Data published on the MN Public Health Data Access show the proportion of adults who smoke decreased 10% since 2013. This drop is likely the result of statewide efforts to reduce tobacco use, including the 2013 tobacco tax increase, clean indoor air poli
Minnesota Department of Health
added Jun 23, 2017 01:24
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Smoking still more common among Minnesotans with low incomes, less education

Smoking rates are dropping in Minnesota, but it’s still a pretty big public health issue. According to updated data from the Minnesota Department of Health, 16 percent of adults in the state are smokers. That’s down 10 percent from 2013, the department
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added Jun 23, 2017 01:22
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[Minnesota] Analysis: Yanez said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life

But officers’ claims of safety concerns about marijuana are difficult to reconcile with what researchers know about the effects of marijuana use.
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Jun 22, 2017 20:33
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[Minnesota] Killer cop says Philando Castile’s ‘audacity to smoke marijuana’ in front of a child made him fear for his life

Yanez told investigators a day after the fatal July 6 shooting that he was “hit with a odor of burning marijuana” after he pulled over Castile, his girlfriend and her then-four-year-old daughter — an alleged smell he used in justifying why he’d put seven
New York Daily News
added Jun 21, 2017 16:56
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