A big jump in the state’s cigarette tax is still more than two weeks away, but it’s already having a huge impact on smokers. They’re stocking up and changing their habits.
The state’s first city to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants wants to take the war against tobacco one step further. The Duluth city council will soon be voting on a proposed ordinance that would ban smokers from lighting up outside along its popular waterfront and parks.
A 62-year-old woman died Tuesday as the result of a fire at an apartment complex in Fergus Falls, authorities said.
It is “definitely gross,” “disgusting,” and an outdoor “ashtray,” according to people we talked with. Cigarette butts are the number one form of litter along our nation’s roadways.
In the past week, four separate fires have forced people from their homes around the state. Unattended cigarettes are to blame for fires in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins, and Minneapolis, despite a 2008 law meant to reduce the risk of starting a fire.
A cigarette may be to blame for a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Minneapolis early Friday morning.
Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.
Fire investigators say a 70-year-old man’s death while smoking led to a fire at an International Falls motel.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says a lawsuit against the makers of Marlboro Lights cigarettes can proceed as a class-action claim.