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[Minnesota] City Council Member John Lofdahl proposes raising tobacco purchasing age to 21

The Hutchinson City Council entered familiar, controversial territory Tuesday when Council Member John Lofdahl suggested the city consider raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21. “I would propose that we’re not making it illegal to u
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Apr 28, 2017 17:16

[Minnesota] City Council Member John Lofdahl proposes raising tobacco purchasing age to 21

“I would propose that we're not making it illegal to use tobacco under age 21, but the sale or transfer of tobacco to someone under 21 would be illegal,” Lofdahl said. The suggestion echoed pioneering ordinances passed by previous City Council members.
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15


Minnesota will be the only state in the nation without a state-run quit-plan free to the uninsured. A quit-line is a crucial element for addressing tobacco-related health disparities. Funding for the tobacco cessation helpline would cost $3 million a year
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Apr 26, 2017 12:52

[Minnesota] Jaime Martínez receives Paul and Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award

Jaime Martínez has been a staff member at ClearWay Minnesota, a statewide nonprofit organization working to reduce tobacco's harm, since 2000. As Director of Community Development, he oversees work to address smoking among Minnesota's diverse communities,
PR Newswire
added Apr 24, 2017 23:08

LETTER: Reader's View: Tobacco lobby threatens Minnesota's youth

This legislative session there are 13 paid tobacco lobbyists at the Capitol looking to lower the price of tobacco products in our state... Currently, the House omnibus tax bill includes measures to benefit Big Tobacco by repealing the tobacco tax inflat
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Apr 20, 2017 15:05

[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Our view: Reject tax breaks for Big Tobacco

Tax breaks for Big Tobacco are back. The tax bill in the House contains $50 million of tax cuts for the tobacco industry over four years, 2018 through 2021, including eliminating the annual cigarette tax increase and lowering the price of premium cigars.
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Apr 20, 2017 15:03


If you were seriously burned by an exploding e-cigarette (also, personal vaporizer or “vape”), you may have a claim against the manufacturers of the vape device and battery, and possibly others. This means you can sue for money damages, which should incl
Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
added Apr 12, 2017 14:55

SEVERSON: Smoking in Minnesota: It's still a problem

We don’t seem to hear much about cigarette smoking anymore in the news.... In fact, smoking remains a big problem, a big problem that is largely continues to ravage our communities’ health and finances. Let’s listen to the clear majority
added Apr 4, 2017 20:48

[Minnesota] Minneapolis banning tobacco products from parks

The city's previous policy, which was approved in 2009, did not include chewing tobacco and vaping, but the new rules includes them both. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will educate the public through social media, signage at parks and on it
KVLY TV 11 (Fargo, ND)
added Apr 2, 2017 19:57

[Minnesota] VIDEO: Photography Show Visualizes Impact of Smoking

A new photography show is raising awareness and visualizing the impact of tobacco and smoking. The gallery had its opening reception on West Second Street in Duluth on Friday. Students, from 8 years old to college-aged, present their work. Some pieces h
WDIO-TV/WIRT-TV ABC 10/13 (Duluth, MN)
added Apr 1, 2017 17:26
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