Study: High School Smoking Fell As e-Cigarette Use BoomedTeen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent.
St. Paul Fire Department Investigating After Overnight FireFire officials are investigating after an a fire broke out in a St. Paul home early Monday morning. According to officials, the St. Paul Fire Department received a call around 1:15 a.m. of a house fire in the 300 block of King Street West.
Study: Being Alone As Bad As Smoking, Excessive DrinkingMore Americans are choosing to live alone than ever before. And while it's healthy to have "down time" by yourself, one study says too much alone time may shorten your life. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied 3 million people.
Minnesota Survey: Smoking Drop Sharpest Among Young AdultsA new survey shows that smoking rates among Minnesota's 18-24 population have plunged since 2010. The Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, released Thursday by ClearWay Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, shows an overall drop in adult smoking.
1 In 8 Minnesota Teens Smoke E-CigarettesWhile a new survey shows tobacco use by Minnesota high school students has declined in recent years, state health officials are concerned about the rising number of young people using electronic cigarettes. The state's latest survey on youth tobacco use released Monday found one in in eight high school students used e-cigarettes recently.
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Bill Imposing Rules On E-Cigs Sent To Dayton Minnesota's first regulations for electronic cigarettes are a step from becoming law. By wide margins, the Legislature adopted a health policy bill Thursday night most notable for the e-cigarette rules.
Toughest E-Cig Restrictions Won't Advance An attempt to treat electronic cigarettes like regular smokes has stalled in the Minnesota Legislature.
Minn. Senate Pulls E-Cigs Bill Back Into CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has broken with his Health Department commissioner over the extent of regulation needed on electronic cigarettes. Dayton said that he is uncomfortable with legislative efforts to put e-cigarettes in the same category as conventional cigarettes when it comes to prohibition of use in public spaces.
Study: Cheeseburgers As Bad For You As CigarettesEating a cheeseburger could be as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. This is according to researchers at University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, who tracked the diets of more than 6,300 over 50 for almost two decades.
CVS Plans To Stop Tobacco Product SalesCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.
1-Time Minn. Tobacco 'Floor Tax' Yields $30.4MA one-time tax on cigarette supplies has generated more than $30.4 million, most of which will be used as a backup funding stream for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Department of Revenue released new details Tuesday.