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It's safe to say that over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been spent in the United States on reducing tobacco use.
It has had an impact. The number of adults who smoke has declined st... Posted on 11/15/12 at 2:30 PM
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A new statewide study is testing a novel idea – teaching non-smokers new ways to approach and support a friend or family member about their smoking. The study is funded by ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the harm of tobacco in Minnesota.
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report recently released shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top 10 with a rank of 7th.
Smoking is such an ingrained part of some people’s lives that quitting seems impossible.
They can’t imagine a life without cigarettes and any glimmering notion of stopping is quickly snuffed out by thoughts of how hard it would be, why they should bother at this point and whether it would do any good.
Don’t just quit smoking, become a non-user – take the first step and give up tobacco for 24 hours.
May 31 marks the 25th annual “World No Tobacco Day.” This day is set aside to help tobacco users abstain from tobacco use for at least 24 hours and of course to start the journey of becoming a non-user.
It is harder than ever for underage youth to illegally buy cigarettes in Minnesota, according to the 2012 federal fiscal year Synar annual report. The 97.6 percent compliance rate is Minnesota’s highest on record.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers to be wary of free trial offers for electronic cigarettes. Customers who tried to take advantage of "free" Internet offers for smokeless cigarettes say they were burned by unexpected charges that totaled $100 or more.
“Life isn’t always going to be easy, B. Just when you think everything is going good in life, something happens that could change your life in a blink of an eye.”
That’s what my aunt told me on the car ride to St. Cloud.
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