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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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Is Proposed Cigarette Packaging Unconstitutional?

Michele will be talking to Floyd Abrams, the attorney for the Cigarette Companies today at 5:40 pm.

08/17/2011

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Penny More Per Pack: Where Does The Money Go?

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.

08/01/2011

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Minnesota Smokers To Pay Another Penny A Pack

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.

08/01/2011

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Quitting Is Easy

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.

05/11/2011

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SCSU Moves Closer To Going Entirely Tobacco Free

St. Cloud State University is moving closer to going completely tobacco free.

04/15/2011

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Hennepin Co. Board Bans Smoking On County Property

The use of all tobacco products on county-owned properties is now prohibited.

03/30/2011

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