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Foster Homes to Become Smoke-Free in Minnesota

At the end of last week the Minnesota Legislature adopted the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill, which included a paragraph which makes foster homes smoke-free in the entire state. Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota says that smoke-free foster homes will help to protect children from effects of secondhand smoke on the body. When the … Continue reading Continue reading

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University of Minnesota Campuses Become Tobacco-Free

Starting from summer 2014 four campuses of University of Minnesota will become tobacco and smoke free. The policy comes into action from July 1 and it prohibits use of tobacco, e-ciagrettes, chewing tobacco on university campuses in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth and Crookston. The new policy bans distributing,selling and advertising tobacco products and e-cigarettes on university property.  The anti-tobacco … Continue reading

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Tobacco Sales Down in Minnesota, up in North Dakota

Since in Minnesota there were increased taxes on tobacco products, North Dakota reported cigarettes sales increase.  Therefore, it is too early to say if the tax increase has reduced the number of smokers.  North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s Office says that the number of cigarettes sold by distributors to retailers in August and September 2013 were up 12% and 5.5% respectively, … Continue reading

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