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Expect more tobacco-free zones soon

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If you think tobacco problems have been snuffed out, think again.

Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. and throughout the world, according to Amy Reineke, health educator with Douglas County Public Health.


Local health leaders will now be able to increase their efforts to stop cigarette and tobacco use, thanks to a new $150,000 grant.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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