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Jun 05, 2013, 01:01 ET
Governor Dayton, joined by Raise it for Health coalition members, legislators and supporters signs bill to prevent more than 47,000 kids from smoking.  (PRNewsFoto/Raise it for Health)

Governor Dayton signs bill to prevent more than 47,700 kids from smoking

Members of the Raise it for Health coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, joined Governor Mark Dayton today...

May 01, 2013, 01:01 ET
Sixty-six percent of Minnesotans support raising the state tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack of cigarettes.  (PRNewsFoto/Raise it for Health)

Poll: Majority of Minnesotans Support Raising the Price of Tobacco

 A new poll released today by the Raise it for Health coalition shows that 66 percent of Minnesotans support raising the tobacco tax by $1.50...

Mar 21, 2013, 12:17 ET
The Johnston family from Ely, Minn. helps spread the message about the importance of significantly increasing the state's tobacco tax to protect children and Minnesotans' health.  (PRNewsFoto/Raise it for Health)

Iron Range Youth, Families Urge Legislators to Significantly Increase State Tobacco Tax

Approximately 100 Iron Range youth and their families gathered together at dusk on March 20 to send into the air 160, 3-foot tall biodegradable...

Feb 07, 2013, 15:41 ET

House Taxes Committee Debates Raising the Price of Tobacco

The House Taxes Committee today considered HF 91, a bill authored by committee Chair Rep. Ann Lenczewski (D – Bloomington). This measure...

Jan 28, 2013, 10:30 ET

Bipartisan, Common Sense Legislation Will Close "Little Cigars" Loophole

Senators Kari Dziedzic (DFL – Minneapolis) and Carla Nelson (R – Rochester) introduced identical bills today to address a problematic...

Jan 22, 2013, 13:05 ET

Health Leaders Applaud Governor Dayton's Proposal to Raise the Tobacco Tax

Raise it for Health, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, praised Governor Dayton for including a significant...

Jan 17, 2013, 15:56 ET

Health leaders praise new plan to keep kids from smoking

The Raise it for Health coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, praised Representative Anne Lenczewski...

Mar 22, 2012, 17:03 ET

Advocates Show Support for Strong Tobacco Policies at Raise it for Health Day at the Capitol

 Today, 300 advocates gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to persuade state legislators and Governor Mark Dayton to support strong tobacco...

Feb 13, 2012, 11:21 ET

Minnesota Health, Nonprofit Leaders Urge Tobacco Price Increase

 The Raise it for Health coalition applauds Senator Carla Nelson (R – 30) and Representative Mike Benson (R – 30B), for...

Dec 06, 2011, 14:32 ET

Leading MN Health Groups: MDH Survey Reinforces Need for Continued Policies to Protect Youth from Tobacco

The Raise it for Health coalition, a coalition of leading Minnesota health and nonprofit organizations, issued the following statement...

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