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New report shows smoking costs Minnesota $3 billion each year

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations working to prevent youth smoking in our state, responded to a new report called "Health Care Costs and Smoking in Minnesota," released by coalition co-chair Blue Cross and Blue Shiel
PR Newswire
added Jan 26, 2017 18:59
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Smoking Claims More Than 6,000 Lives, Costs Minnesota Over $3 Billion Annually

New report, commissioned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, reveals health and economic impacts of smoking; highlights need to reduce burden of tobacco-related health inequities
PR Newswire
added Jan 26, 2017 17:00
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New Ad Campaign Urges Minnesotans: "Stop the Start" of Smoking

The modern tobacco industry's use of social media, coupons, concert promotions and other tactics aimed at youth are explored in a new television ad, called "Cowboy Pop Star." Another new spot, "Train," highlights why tobacco companies work to attract new
PR Newswire
added Jan 23, 2017 12:57
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Cigarette Smuggling Is On The Rise In Minnesota

More than one in three cigarettes smoked in Minnesota in 2014 were trafficked into the state from other lower-taxed environs, the Tax Foundation said in its report published Tuesday. When the Washington D.C.-based think tank began its cigarette smuggli
Twin Cities Business
added Jan 20, 2017 03:51
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Bill To Lower Cigar Tax Passes Minnesota House Committee

It’s a big change for tobacco legislation in Minnesota. For years, the state legislature has been significantly raising taxes on tobacco in Minnesota, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco and small cigars. But several years ago, it passed a big tax on
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Jan 20, 2017 03:51
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Health Coalition: Minnesota Must Pass Tobacco 21 Law

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations...reacted to research released projecting that raising the legal tobacco age to 21 would reduce the number of youth and young adult smokers in Minnesota by more than 30,000 in the ne
PR Newswire
added Jan 13, 2017 22:35
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Report: Raising the tobacco age to 21 would save thousands of Minnesota kids from a lifetime of addiction

Their calculations suggest raising the age would prevent thousands of Minnesota kids from becoming smokers in the next 15 years. "Two states and more than 200 cities across the country have raised the tobacco age to 21," said Dr. Raymond Boyle, Director
PR Newswire
added Jan 12, 2017 22:03
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Report: Raising the tobacco age to 21 would save thousands of Minnesota kids from a lifetime of addiction

released an article in the most recent edition of Minnesota Medicine concluding that raising the state's tobacco age to 21 would have important health benefits. Their calculations suggest raising the age would prevent thousands of Minnesota kids from beco
WCSC Television (Charleston, SC)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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Right-wing think tanks say Minnesota's addicted to smuggling cigarettes

Center of the American Experiment, the right-wing think tank based in Golden Valley. A recent report titled "Minnesota's leading public policy organization" blames the state's high tobacco taxes for what's described as a booming illegal cigarette trade.
City Pages
added Jan 11, 2017 21:05
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[Minnesota] Kandiyohi County smoke-free ordinance takes effect

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in the same public places where conventional smoking is prohibited. Retail tobacco outlets in Kandiyohi County also must end the practice of sampling. The rules went into effect Jan. 1 as part of a new countywid
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jan 4, 2017 22:20
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