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[Minnesota] All Tobacco Use Now Prohibited In Minneapolis’ Parks

Starting Monday, all tobacco use is now banned from parks in Minneapolis. That includes e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. The new policy means the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MSRB) will join 30 other metro park systems in becoming completely
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 8, 2017 19:10

[Minnesota] Smoking policy update scrutinized

The suggestion of expanding Sherburne County Government Center’s status as a tobacco-free facility to include a tobacco-free grounds at a May 2 work session went nowhere in a hurry. Two commissioners expressed opposition and third not in attendance migh
Elk River (MN) Star News
added May 7, 2017 20:26

Legislation would raise Minnesota's smoking age to 21

Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) announced new legislation today – SF 2370 – that would decrease youth smoking by raising the sales age for tobacco products to 21. "Raising the tobacco age will prevent young people from smoking and save money, as those yo
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2017 12:39

Edina becomes first Minnesota city to raise tobacco age to 21

"Thank you, Edina City Council, for taking this historic step to keep young people from smoking," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota, after the vote. "Almost 95 percent of adult addicted smokers start before age 21. Thi
PR Newswire
added May 3, 2017 23:20

[Minnesota] New HUD rule a sign of the smoke-free times

Although Richfield doesn’t have public housing, the requirement is also a good sign for residents of private apartment complexes, according to Jackie Siewert, community outreach coordinator for the nonprofit housing program Live Smoke Free, part of the As
Sun Newspapers (MN)
added May 2, 2017 19:10
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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
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