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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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Around The World In 14 Cigarette Labels

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.

03/21/2012

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Star Basketball Player Sidelined From Tourney For Smoking

When the boys state basketball tournament starts Wednesday, one of the top players in the state may not be playing.

03/20/2012

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Would These Ads Deter You From Smoking?

The Center for Disease Control is launching some pretty graphic PSAs.

03/15/2012

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Wis. Man Arrested For Smoking Weed With Infant In Car

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.

01/29/2012

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MN Researcher: Sitting Is ‘The New Smoking’

A researcher in Minnesota says that sitting is the new smoking.

01/27/2012

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Mayo: Heart Attack Numbers Drop Since Smoking Ban

Mayo Clinic said there is more evidence that smoking bans in Minnesota are keeping more people alive.

11/15/2011

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