A big jump in the state’s cigarette tax is still more than two weeks away, but it’s already having a huge impact on smokers. They’re stocking up and changing their habits.
There’s a new study out there this morning outlining the four healthiest habits you can have. Researchers at Johns Hopkins said the healthiest people exercise regularly, eat a Mediterranean-style diet, maintain a normal weight and don’t smoke.
Outside 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.”
Some helpful news for people who are trying to break the smoking habit.
Theater employees in Minnesota are pushing back against a call to ban smoking on stage.
Minnesota has dropped out of the top 10 of states with the lowest amounts of adult smokers, according to a report released Friday.
Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.
Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said he wants to make it clear: Smoking will still be allowed on the fairgrounds, but not nearly in as many areas.
The curtain could soon fall on smoking as part of theatrical productions in Minnesota. A state senator wants to outlaw actors from puffing away as part of plays.
The Freedom to Breath Act went into effect five years ago on Monday, banning smoking in restaurants, bars and public work places.
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.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are using an unlikely weapon in the fight against nicotine addiction. It’s not mice, but zebrafish.
The last place where smokers could light up at Target Field is being snuffed out.
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.
When the boys state basketball tournament starts Wednesday, one of the top players in the state may not be playing.
The Center for Disease Control is launching some pretty graphic PSAs.
A 55-year-old man was arrested Saturday, after police say he was smoking marijuana in his vehicle with a 5-month-old baby inside.
A researcher in Minnesota says that sitting is the new smoking.
Mayo Clinic said there is more evidence that smoking bans in Minnesota are keeping more people alive.
Michele will be talking to Floyd Abrams, the attorney for the Cigarette Companies today at 5:40 pm.
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.
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.
Philip Morris CEO Louis Camilleri has stepped in it some with his comments at a recent shareholders meeting. Read the article and see for yourself.
St. Cloud State University is moving closer to going completely tobacco free.
The use of all tobacco products on county-owned properties is now prohibited.