Minnesota receives failing grades in annual “State of Tobacco Control” report
Minnesota received a failing grade in ending the sale of all flavored commercial tobacco products in this year’s American Lung Association 21st annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. Spokeswoman Pat McKone:
“Especially as we have this increase in youth vaping this is really an important strategy that we know will impact the use of these products.”
Minnesota also received a failing grade when it came to funding state tobacco prevention programs. McKone said we received an “A” in the strength of smoke-free workplace laws and coverage and access to services to quit tobacco. When it came to the level of state tobacco taxes Minnesota received a “B”.