20 Years Later, $6 Billion Tobacco Settlement Still Paying OffA legal settlement on this day 20 years ago against big tobacco continues to make a difference in Minnesota.
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.
Good Question: How Many Smokers Will Quit With The Cig Tax Hike?Starting Monday, Minnesota's tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Graphic Labels Coming To Cigarette PackagesWithin a couple of years we'll likely see graphic images on cigarette packages.