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Cigarette Tax Hike Pushing Smokers To Quit…Or To Wis. Stores

It’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.

08/02/2013

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Pricier Pack Has Smokers Flooding Quitplan Services 4-Fold

Doctors 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.

07/24/2013

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Looming MN Cigarette Tax Hike Spurs Buying Frenzy

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.

06/11/2013

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Four Habits Of The Healthiest People

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.

06/03/2013

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New Cigarette Tax Could Means More Revenue, Less Smokers

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.”

05/20/2013

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FDA: It’s ‘OK’ To Use Nicotine For Longer

Some helpful news for people who are trying to break the smoking habit.

04/01/2013

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To Smoke, Or Not? In Minn., That Is The Question

Theater employees in Minnesota are pushing back against a call to ban smoking on stage.

03/04/2013

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Report: Minnesota’s Adult Smoking Rate Increases

Minnesota has dropped out of the top 10 of states with the lowest amounts of adult smokers, according to a report released Friday.

01/29/2013

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Health Watch: More Women Smokers Dying Of Lung Cancer

Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.

01/23/2013

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Minn. State Fair To Limit Smoking To Designated Areas

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.

01/23/2013

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More No-Smoking Drama Coming To Minn. Capitol

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.

01/17/2013

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Minnesota’s Smoking Ban Turns Five

The Freedom to Breath Act went into effect five years ago on Monday, banning smoking in restaurants, bars and public work places.

09/30/2012

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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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Target Field To Become 100 Percent Smoke-Free

The last place where smokers could light up at Target Field is being snuffed out.

04/04/2012

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