The Minnesota Department of Health launched a group of free programs this week to help state residents quit nicotine.
My African ancestors were brought to America to pick tobacco long before cotton. We have literally been enslaved to tobacco for hundreds of years. It infuriates me that it continues today.
San Francisco officials last June approved the ban but a petition drive funded by Reynolds, the maker of the top-selling menthol brand, Newport, forced the issue onto Tuesday’s ballot.
The suit — State of Minnesota et al. v. Philip Morris et al. — ended the companies’ chain of legal victories and turned the tide in anti-tobacco efforts throughout the nation.
Tobacco industry admissions come decades too late for many Minnesotans.
Nicotine in the air and clothing permeates skin and enters the bloodstream at levels equivalent to inhalation of secondhand smoke.
“This is a group of people who, for many reasons, are already dying much earlier than the general population. When you add tobacco use to the mix, the statistics are even worse,” said Avivo President and CEO Kelly Matter.
“Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco” was produced by Leya Hale, a St. Paul-based Dakota/Diné filmmaker with experience working on Native-led anti-smoking campaigns.
As Edina and St. Louis Park raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco, Minnesota city councils are joining a movement that’s gaining traction nationwide.
Raising the legal age to smoke to 21 would help reduce the number of our younger residents who start smoking, and we would see positive health and financial benefits for decades to come.
Within 15 years, Minnesota could expect 30,000 young people would not start smoking if the age of sale is raised to 21.
The tobacco giant has enlisted Rev. Al Sharpton and ex-Florida Congressman Kendrick B. Meek to hold meetings in churches in Minneapolis and other cities about the issue.
This year’s survey found that the number of U students reporting a mental health diagnosis in their lifetime has increased by 33 percent since the 2013 survey.
“Mindfulness is all about changing the loops in your brain that say you want something, and it’s proving really effective with tobacco addictions,” says Dr. Courtney Baechler.
Research shows that young people mistakenly believe that flavored tobacco products are less dangerous than other tobacco products. In fact, they are just as dangerous.
Among smokers who quit in the past year, majorities said that the price increase helped them to make quit attempts (62.8%) and to stay smoke-free (62.7%).
Denying secondhand smoke protections to the nearly 8,000 kids in Minnesota’s foster-care system was a tragic irony. The system is intended to protect the lives, health and safety of children.
Memos from the 1970s reveal the tobacco industry’s interest in assisting consumers “in their search for a form of escape from our neurotic civilization.”
A new study shows no significant difference in the quitting rates between smokers who use e-cigarettes and those who don’t. The finding, however is not definitive.
The same scientists, consultants and PR companies are being used to quash safety concerns, Mother Jones reports.