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July 20, 2017
Wendy Filip, center, with daughter Kristin and husband Joe, had to pick up the pieces after Joe Filip's mother killed herself rather than comply with her doctor's ultimatum to quit smoking. She thinks smoking should be illegal. (Mike Mantucca/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Ex-smokers now outnumber smokers, but cessation efforts still face uphill battle
July 20, 2017 - 1:12pm
May 4, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Thursday, May 4, 2017, that he and legislative leaders will begin working on spending limits for 10 budget bills in order to end the 2017 legislative sessoin by May 22. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate sends abortion bills to governor who plans to veto them
May 4, 2017 - 7:25pm
November 6, 2016
In this undated photo, an unidentified man smokes a cigarette in Mumbai, India. Researchers have found a direct link between the number of cigarettes smoked in a lifetime and the number of mutations in the DNA of cancerous tumors. REUTERS
Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows
November 6, 2016 - 11:03pm
September 13, 2016
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Overall, an estimated 24 million nonsmoking children and youths are exposed to secondhand smoke in the U.S., largely because of parents who smoke. This exposure can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy.
Secondhand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure
September 13, 2016 - 1:27pm
August 22, 2016
Most fatal type of stroke declining along with smoking rates
August 22, 2016 - 9:27am
December 29, 2015
State offers free help to stop smoking in medical programs
December 29, 2015 - 8:39pm
May 14, 2015
Meeker Memorial Hospital bans tobacco, e-cigarettes on campus
May 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
July 8, 2014
Nine-year-old Davion Davis gets some help from a camp counselor during an archery lesson June 24 at Camp Superkids near Loretto. The nearly week-long camp for children ages 7-15 who have asthma provides opportunities for them to be active outdoors while learning to control and manage their asthma. Jennifer Simonson/MPR News
For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly
July 8, 2014 - 11:09pm