Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
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.
MN Offering Free Anti-Smoking Treatment To SomeIt's the turn of a new year, and the state of Minnesota is helping people whose New Year's resolutions are to quit smoking. Nearly 6,000 people die every year in Minnesota due to smoking, and it causes nearly $2.5 billion annually in medical costs.
Mpls. To Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco Products At Most BusinessesThe City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco. City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses.
QUITPLAN Challenge Aims To Help Smokers QuitQUITPLAN Services of Minnesota is hoping to help lower the rate of smokers in Minnesota. Currently, 14.4 percent of people in Minnesota are smokers. So, QUITPLAN is doing something to help them quit.
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.
E-Cigs To Be Included In Hennepin Co. Smoking BanE-cigarettes will soon be included in the smoking ban in Hennepin County. The ban prohibits smoking at places of employment, restaurants and bars in Hennepin County.
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.
Judge Won't Block Honeywell's Health Screening RequirementsA federal judge in Minneapolis denied a request from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to temporarily block Honeywell's new health program. The program requires Honeywell employees to undergo health screenings such as measuring blood pressure and cholesterol, or else face a fine of up to $4,000.
Honeywell Facing Lawsuit Over Health TestsTwo Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.
Adrian Peterson Admits To Smoking 'A Little Weed'Adrian Peterson can't seem to outrun his legal problems. Texas prosecutors are now calling for the star running back to be arrested. They say the Peterson admitted he "smoked a little weed" since being charged with child abuse.
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