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October 14, 2017
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The Renville City Council is considering its own tobacco ordinance and opting out of the county ordinance that is believed to threaten the development of a Casey's General Store and Dollar General store. Casey's has a purchase agreement for the Renville Antiques and Collectible property along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville, shown above.
Renville considers city tobacco ordinance
October 14, 2017 - 5:24am
September 20, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 
Miguel Albartz, foreground, and Carlos Juarez of Musch Construction in Pipestone help build the Dollar General Store in Renville.
Tobacco ordinance conflicts with developments in City of Renville
September 20, 2017 - 10:15pm
Renville's efforts effective, say supporters
September 20, 2017 - 9:44pm
September 13, 2017
Minn. city snuffs ordinance restricting sale of tobacco to buyers under 21
September 13, 2017 - 8:37am
September 10, 2017
Tobacco 21 effort beginning to gain support in rural Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 2:09pm
August 6, 2017
“If you don’t start by age 21 using tobacco, there’s a only a 5 percent chance you’ll ever start,” says Jason McCoy, a tobacco cessation worker with Partnership for Health. “Ninety percent of smokers start by age 18.” Pixabay image
Push underway to raise tobacco-buying age in Minn. lakes-area communities
August 6, 2017 - 10:33am
July 18, 2017
American Opinion: We're seeing a promising decline in teen smoking
July 18, 2017 - 1:00am
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