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2014-05-16 16:24:32

Health groups praise legislation as "positive step for Minnesota" ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota health organizations, responded today to the Legislature's passage of an omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting use and sales of e-cigarettes. The bill now heads to Governor Mark Dayton's desk. Coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota, said, "Our coalition is pleased to see...

2014-05-08 20:24:33

Health groups praise move, urge Governor to sign ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's major health organizations, responded today to the Minnesota Senate's passage of a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting the use and sales of e-cigarettes. Molly Moilanen, a coalition co-chair and Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota, said, "The Minnesota Senate has shown good...

2014-05-06 00:21:38

Bill would protect kids ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the passage of the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill by the Minnesota House, which would create new e-cigarette restrictions. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority. The following is a statement from Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and co-chair of the...

2014-04-24 20:23:22

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed regulations on e-cigarettes. The following is their statement: E-cigarettes have become popular in Minnesota and around the country, but the many unknowns about their health effects, their relationship to youth smoking and other issues have raised concerns among health...

2014-03-24 16:25:05

Bill would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2027, a bill that would uphold Minnesota's strong standard of clean indoor air by adding e-cigarette use to the Freedom to Breathe Act. SF 2027 will also take steps to keep e-cigarettes out of kids' hands by keeping them behind the counter, licensing retailers and banning them from Minnesota...

2014-03-17 16:29:07

Bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee heard testimony in support of Senate File (SF) 2125, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing," said bill author Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis). "Many children in foster care have already been...

2014-03-04 00:21:28

Bills would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to Breathe Act by prohibiting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited, require that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores and penalize retailers who sell to minors. The bill was...

2014-01-13 12:27:18

Legislation would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act, place products behind counters ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to bills introduced by Representative Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan) and Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) that would treat e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes under the Freedom to Breathe Act, Minnesota's smoke-free policy....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.