Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintBy now, many parents know kids are vaping sweet-smelling tobacco — often using devices that look deceptively like pens or flash drives. And most parents are hip to the prevalence of underage marijuana use. Now comes a combo of the two: vaping pot. Experts and educators say young people are — once […]

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Proposed bill would raise the smoking age in Minnesota to 21

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintLast May, Edina became the first city in Minnesota to raise the smoking age to 21, and now a local lawmaker wants to take the law statewide. GOP Rep. Dario Anselmo, whose District 49A covers Edina, has authored a bill that would raise the age to purchase cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21. […]

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Increasing the tobacco sale age to 21

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe tobacco industry heavily targets young adults ages 18-21 in order to recruit new tobacco users and guarantee profits. Approximately 95 percent of current adult smokers started before they were 18.[i] A 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that increasing the legal age to buy tobacco to 21 would […]

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High Environmental Cost of Tobacco

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintSmoking kills 7 million people a year, and it scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. Details of the environmental cost of tobacco are revealed in a study released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, adding to the well-known costs to global health, which translate to a yearly loss of $1.4 […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintGENEVA – Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever WHO (World Health Organization) report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development […]

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Can cities and counties pass stronger smoking regulations?

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAccording to the Freedom to Breathe amendments to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act which went into effect on October 1, 2007, local governments can adopt more stringent measures to protect individuals from second hand smoke.  To read the Freedom to Breath Act in it’s entirety, click here. In Philadelphia, farmers’ markets […]

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