Japanese Co. Awarding 6 Extra Vacation Days To Workers Who Don't SmokeA spokesman for Piala Inc. said their policy was adopted after non-smokers said the long breaks by smokers had become a problem.
St. Paul City Council Restricts Sale Of Flavored Tobacco, Ups Price Of CigarsThe St. Paul City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Wednesday that would restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco stores and raise the minimum price of cigars to $2.60 each.
5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQIt's barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.
New Rules For Smoking At The State FairThe Minnesota State Fair is now just two days away, and there are new rules for people who like to light up on the fairgrounds.
Cigarette Tax Hike Pushing Smokers To Quit…Or To Wis. StoresIt’s been a month since the state's cigarette sales tax increased by more than a dollar and-a-half a pack. That's brought the total tax on cigarettes to more than $2.80 per pack.
Pricier Pack Has Smokers Flooding Quitplan Services 4-FoldDoctors have been searching for years for a solution to help people quit smoking, and now one factor has helped significantly -- the cost. In the first week of Minnesota's new higher tax on cigarettes, nearly 2,500 Minnesotans visited the Quitplan Services website and 400 people called the hotline for help in quitting.
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.
New Cigarette Tax Could Means More Revenue, Less SmokersOutside downtown office buildings, many smokers didn't want to talk about the possibility of a tax that will push a lot of cigarettes into the $8-a-pack range. Dan Jones says the tax may be the push he needs “It’s a tax on something that you don’t need… I’m ok with it actually "Jones said. "Who knows, maybe it will finally give me the motivation I need to stop doing it."
Report: Minnesota's Adult Smoking Rate IncreasesMinnesota has dropped out of the top 10 of states with the lowest amounts of adult smokers, according to a report released Friday.
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.
Hospitals Offer Cheaper Lung Scans For SmokersA local hospital is offering discounts on CT scans for smokers.
Good Question: Will Graphic Warnings Get Smokers To Quit?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.