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Charges: Man Smashes Windows After Complaining Of ‘Tainted’ Cigarettes

A 26-year-old man faces charges for allegedly shattering seven windows with a mallet at a Minneapolis market last month after complaining of tainted products, authorities said.

07/17/2012

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Health Chief: MN May Be Slipping In Reducing Smoking

Minnesota’s top health official says the state may be slipping in its effort to reduce smoking. State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said Minnesota has seen a reduction in smoking in recent years but the rate of reduction has slowed.

05/31/2012

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Scientists, Zebrafish Team Up To Fight Nicotine Addiction

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are using an unlikely weapon in the fight against nicotine addiction. It’s not mice, but zebrafish.

05/03/2012

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Around The World In 14 Cigarette Labels

Graphic warning labels are getting closer to reality in the U.S. Time magazine has put together a slideshow of warning labels from around the world. Take the tour.

03/21/2012

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Would These Ads Deter You From Smoking?

The Center for Disease Control is launching some pretty graphic PSAs.

03/15/2012

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Movie Blog: Rats, Brains, Secrets And Cigarettes

Addiction Incorporated, despite its dull and archaic-tasting title, is an engaging documentary about the science suppressed by the smoking industry and the people’s struggle to uncover the truth about what the arrogant, intimidating, obscenely rich tobacco bigwigs knew and withheld about the addictiveness of cigarettes.

03/09/2012

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Crews Battle 2 St. Paul House Fires Overnight

Crews battled two fires early Wednesday morning. One was caused by a falling tree branch, but the other was due to a discarded cigarette.

02/29/2012

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Harder Than Ever For Teens To Illegally Buy Cigarettes

Minnesota had it best year yet when it comes to stopping sales of cigarettes to underage smokers.

02/03/2012

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Police: Man Broke Gas Station Door With Log, Took Cigs

Officers are looking for a man who burglarized a gas station in Minneapolis.

01/03/2012

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Despite Law, Fires Started By Cigarettes Still A Problem

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.

12/23/2011

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Penny More Per Pack: Where Does The Money Go?

Smokers may or may not notice it but they are now paying more for their cigarettes. A penny a pack, in fact. It’s part of an annual adjustment for inflation.

08/01/2011

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Minnesota Smokers To Pay Another Penny A Pack

Smokers in Minnesota start paying another penny a pack for cigarettes starting Monday, as an annual adjustment in the state’s cigarette tax takes effect.

08/01/2011

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Minn. Senators Say Tax Mini-Cigars Like Cigarettes

Two Republican state senators say that so-called “little cigars” should be taxed at the higher rate applied to cigarettes in Minnesota.

03/17/2011

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Fewer Smokers Today, But Habit Is Just As Hard To Quit

New research shows that there are 7 percent fewer pack-a-day smokers in America than 50 years ago.

03/16/2011

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Survey: Smoking Rate Down In Minnesota

A new survey shows the adult smoking rate in Minnesota has declined, but the use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise.

02/11/2011

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