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Four Cases of Lung Injury Related To Youth Vaping In Minneapolis

The Minnesota Department of Health notes that the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS — Children’s Minnesota has reported finding four cases of lung injury in the Minneapolis area potentially related to vaping. The Minnesota Department of Health notes that the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Health Department is asking health care providers and parents to be on the lookout for vaping as a cause of…

New Minnesota Law Bans Vaping in Most Indoor Public Places

The Law Goes Into Effect This Thursday

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act protects the public from the health hazards of secondhand smoke. A new law prohibits using e–cigarettes and vaping devices in most indoor spaces. The law is an extension of the Freedom to Breathe Act, which forbids the smoking of traditional cigarettes in restaurants, offices, schools and nearly all indoor spaces. The Act…

Bills in Minnesota Legislature Aim to Help People Quit Smoking, Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

Experts say more youth are smoking e-cigarettes and vaping as opposed to traditional cigarettes

MINNESOTA — Several bills in the Minnesota legislature are aiming to help people quit smoking and raise the age for buying tobacco to 21. At first glance, some tobacco look like regular school supplies. “Our health teachers went to college and vaping wasn’t part of the curriculum. They’re learning and they’re doing their best to answer questions that are right now,”…