HEALTHBEAT Tobacco use: still a problem
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
In a recent article in the Daily Globe (“In border town, Dayton’s budget faces skepticism”), it was noted that there are some concerns over raising the tobacco tax because of fear of a black market developing.
Cheryl Avenel-Navara, David Benson, Paula Bloemendaal, Wendy Donkersloot, Lori Dudley, Kathi Haberman, Pete Navara, Ruth Nystrom, Ryan Seykora Southwest Community Health Improvement Program
, April 05, 2013
County commissioners approve new sales restrictions
LUVERNE — In an effort to regulate the sale of tobacco and counter the effects of tobacco companies’ marketing to minors, the Rock County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday morning an ordinance restricting the sale of tobacco and tobacco-like products.
Three of four ordinances pass; one to be reconsidered
JACKSON — A series of proposed county ordinances sparked controversy at a meeting of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, with the tobacco and curfew ordinances passing unanimously, the social host ordinance at a 3-2 vote and a park ordinance being sent back to the county parks board for re-examination.
LUVERNE — Nobles-Rock Community Health Services (NRCHS) will host a public hearing next month on proposed changes to its tobacco ordinance. The ordinance has not been updated since it was written in 1999.
WORTHINGTON — As the smoke clears from the political drama and rancor over the passing of health care reform in Washington, D.C., my guess is regular folks in southwest Minnesota are still confused, and the good, or the not so good, of the historic legislation won’t be measured for some time.
Dr. Richard Sudmeier and Suzanne Sudmeier
, May 12, 2010
WORTHINGTON — With a $367,000 grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and a $420,000 grant from ClearWay Minnesota, Nobles-Rock Community Health Services will concentrate its message on healthy eating, active living and tobacco control over the next few years.
ADRIAN — Did you know there are 15 tobacco-related deaths in Minnesota each day? Or that nearly all the body’s organs are affected by smoking?
Those were a few of the trivia displayed Thursday at Adrian High School to educate students about the dangers of tobacco use.
Multiple reports in recent months have detailed the majority of Minnesotans’ happiness with Freedom to Breathe, which became effective nearly two years ago and made smoking in virtually all indoor public places forbidden.
Cottonwood-Jackson-Redwood Start Noticing Coalition launched WINDOM — Walk into most convenience stores these days and you will likely be inundated with advertisements touting one brand or another of tobacco.
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