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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Proposed Smoking Ban To Go Before Mpls Park BoardThe Minneapolis Park Board is looking at snuffing out smoking in all city parks. Currently, people are allowed to smoke in designated areas, a hundred feet away from playgrounds, pools and beaches.
Anger Over Brooklyn Center Ordinance Making Cigarillos More Pricy As the price of a pack of cigarettes nears $8, there is a cheaper alternative appealing to more and more smokers. Cigarillos are mini-cigars, often sold in packs of five. At the Quick Shop in Brooklyn Center, you can even purchase them individually, some priced at under $1.
'U' Study: Energy Drinks Lead To Other Unhealthy HabitsWe've already heard that sports and energy drinks aren't exactly healthy choices, but a new study from the University of Minnesota has now linked them to other vices. Researchers said teenagers who have one of those drinks at least once a week are more likely to smoke cigarettes.