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September 12, 2018
As more Minnesota kids vape and smoke, health department issues advisory on dangers
ST. PAUL—Tobacco use among Minnesota high school students increased for the first time in 17 years and state health officials attribute...
September 12, 2018 - 10:54am
March 8, 2018
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
ST. PAUL—A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Why would we...
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
December 10, 2009
Put smoking tax to proper use
To the Editor: I recently did research for school on the hazards of smoking. I learned about the many dangerous ways smoking can affect you. While I'm happy that the price of cigarettes has risen, which deters some smokers, I'm not happy about where the extra money is going....
December 10, 2009 - 12:44am
November 18, 2009
Great American Smokeout is Thursday
The 34th annual Great American Smokeout will take place Thursday. Every year, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit smoking for a day in the hope that they may quit for good. Many people no longer realize that Minnesota was the birthplace of the Smokeout. In...
November 18, 2009 - 2:48pm
June 10, 2009
We all win when smokers quit
To the Editor: I have been following the debate recently in the pages of the Republican Eagle concerning a proposed increase in the state sales tax on tobacco products. Many people jump to the conclusion that if smokers quit in response to a price increase, then sales tax revenue...
June 10, 2009 - 7:00am
April 12, 2008
Letter: 'Smoking shack' is step backwards
To the Editor: I was very disappointed to read about the "smoking shack" amendment that the Minnesota House tacked on to the budget-balancing bill. The smoke-free law was thoroughly and publicly debated in the House and the Senate last year. A statewide survey earlier this year...
April 12, 2008 - 12:00am
April 5, 2008
House backs 'smoking shack' measure
ST. PAUL -- Some bars are pegging their survival hopes on "smoking shacks." Numerous rural representatives said during a marathon House session Thursday and Friday that allowing smokers to light up in shelters near bars could save those businesses. Rural Democrats joined Republicans...
April 5, 2008 - 12:00am
April 2, 2008
Editorial: Charitable losses shouldn't affect the smoking ban
Charities can blame the state's new smoking ban all they want for lost gaming revenue. The simple truth is that their losses pale in comparison to citizens' projected savings under the ban. Tom Barrett, executive director of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, told lawmakers...
April 2, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Ban has put some local bars at risk
To the Editor: It's hard to believe that six months have gone by since the smoking ban. As a bar owner in town, many of our customers are driving across the bridge and spending their money in Wisconsin. Citizens for a Smoke-Free Goodhue County should consider supporting the...
April 2, 2008 - 12:00am
April 1, 2008
State smoking ban blamed for charity losses
ST. PAUL -- A statewide smoking ban is costing Minnesota's charitable gambling industry $100 million a year in revenue, according to a report that confirmed ban opponents' predictions. Ban supporters questioned the report. Charitable gambling organizations in recent years have...
April 1, 2008 - 12:00am
March 28, 2008
Letter; Smoke-free law protects our rights
To the Editor: I reply to a recent letter sent by a reader from Hager City (R-E, March 18). I think it is really sad that people who work in bars and restaurants in Wisconsin are not protected from breathing toxic chemicals in secondhand smoke. Are they second-class citizens? Why...
March 28, 2008 - 12:00am
March 18, 2008
Letter: Watch your rights go up in smoke
To the Editor: I think it is really sad that we have to make laws against smoking in restaurants and bars. We live in a country where we have a choice to walk in that bar or not, to walk into that restaurant or not. I see nothing wrong with a smoke shop either where those who...
March 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 11, 2008
Letter: Smoking ban editorial is right on
To the Editor: Our family applauds the editorial "Bars violate smoking ban law's intent" in the March 4 Republican Eagle. Thank you! We were so sad to learn that a few bar owners in other parts of Minnesota have been holding sham "theater nights" just so customers could smoke. The...
March 11, 2008 - 12:00am
January 18, 2008
Goodhue County has smoking ban violations to date
Goodhue County has had no documented violations of the state smoking ban since it went into effect Oct. 1. "It's been amazingly quiet here in Goodhue County," said Tom Wolff, tobacco grant coordinator with the Goodhue County Public Health Service. During the first weekend with...
January 18, 2008 - 12:00am