Some Question Whether Hike On Cigarette, Vape Taxes Would Be Reliable Revenue SourceThe governor's office estimates adding a tax on vaping devices in addition to the vapor and nicotine solutions will generate $12 million over the two-year budget.
Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The world’s largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping.
3 Bipartisan Bills Aim To Curb Minnesota's Tobacco UseThe bills would respectively strengthen Minnesota’s air law, provide help to Minnesotans to quit smoking and raise the minimum tobacco age to 21.
Brooklyn Center Votes To Raise Tobacco Buying Age To 21Brooklyn Center is also the first city to restrict the sale of all e-cigarettes to adult-only tobacco stores.
Mpls. Could Be Next City To Raise Tobacco Buying AgeMinnesota's most populated city wants the public's input on raising the age limit to buy tobacco products.
Plymouth Moves To Raise Minimum Age To Buy TobaccoAnother Twin Cities suburb will snuff out tobacco sales to teenagers next summer.
Edina Becomes 1st Minn. City To Raise The Minimum Age To Buy TobaccoEdina is set to become the first city in Minnesota to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21.
Edina Becomes 1st Minn. City To Raise Tobacco Sale AgeA Twin Cities suburb became the first city in Minnesota to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products Tuesday night.
Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
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.
St. Paul Fire Department Investigating After Overnight FireFire officials are investigating after an a fire broke out in a St. Paul home early Monday morning. According to officials, the St. Paul Fire Department received a call around 1:15 a.m. of a house fire in the 300 block of King Street West.
Study: Being Alone As Bad As Smoking, Excessive DrinkingMore Americans are choosing to live alone than ever before. And while it's healthy to have "down time" by yourself, one study says too much alone time may shorten your life. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied 3 million people.
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.
1 In 8 Minnesota Teens Smoke E-CigarettesWhile a new survey shows tobacco use by Minnesota high school students has declined in recent years, state health officials are concerned about the rising number of young people using electronic cigarettes. The state's latest survey on youth tobacco use released Monday found one in in eight high school students used e-cigarettes recently.
Bill Imposing Rules On E-Cigs Sent To Dayton Minnesota's first regulations for electronic cigarettes are a step from becoming law. By wide margins, the Legislature adopted a health policy bill Thursday night most notable for the e-cigarette rules.