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June 24, 2017
Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco
June 24, 2017 - 1:21am
March 5, 2017
North Dakota and Minnesota lobbyists who count tobacco and health care as clients, clockwise from top left: Kayla Effertz Kleven, Rae Ann Kelsch, Todd Hill, James Clark, John Olson and Sarah Erickson. Special to The Forum
Six ND, MN health care lobbyists also have Big Tobacco on client roster
March 5, 2017 - 8:15am
February 25, 2017
Youth advocates with the Minnesota Coalition for a Smoke Free Generation were encouraged to spread the message of their visit to the State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, on social media. Maureen McMullen /  Forum News Service
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
February 25, 2017 - 9:41am
January 8, 2017
Men who smoked at least 20 cigarettes a day, however, were at five times the risk of stroke before age 45, and more than two times the risk by age 60, the study says.
Tobacco, but not pot, boosts early stroke risk
January 8, 2017 - 11:01pm
January 4, 2017
With the start of the new year, Kandiyohi County’s new smoke-free ordinance also is now in effect. The ordinance adds electronic cigarettes to the definition of smoking, in effect regulating e-cigarettes the same as conventional cigarettes. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Kandiyohi County smoke-free ordinance takes effect
January 4, 2017 - 8:01am
November 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County adopts new smoke-free ordinance
November 16, 2016 - 4:00am
November 2, 2016
Erin Simmons, senior manager with the American Lung Association of Minnesota, displays examples of e-cigarette products. E-cigarette use is among the issues to be addressed with a new smoke-free ordinance proposed Tuesday for Kandiyohi County. (Anne Polta/Tribune)
New smoke-free ordinance would regulate e-cigarettes
November 2, 2016 - 6:00am
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 16, 2016
A customer smokes a cigarette in a cafe in Prague, Czech Republic, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Longer distance to tobacco shop tied to better odds of quitting
August 16, 2016 - 1:00am
May 14, 2015
Meeker Memorial Hospital bans tobacco, e-cigarettes on campus
May 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
January 22, 2015
Erin Simmons of the American Lung Association points to some of the tobacco products you might find in a student’s backpack. She told teachers attending a professional development session Monday at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School how easy it is for students to hide their use of many tobacco products. (TRIBUNE/Tom Cherveny)
Tobacco in disguise
January 22, 2015 - 11:03pm