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Knute Nelson in Alexandria is among a growing list of businesses and organizations that are tobacco-free zones.

Businesses are snuffing out tobacco

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There is a growing list of healthcare facilities and local worksites that are becoming 100 percent tobacco-free grounds.

Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant counties have joined together to form West Central Wellness, a regional effort to promote community policies that improve the health of residents and reduce health care costs.


The effort is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health as part of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP).

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