• Studies have shown heavy metals, carcinogens, fine particles, and nicotine in e-cigarette emissions.
  • MN tobacco users who want help quitting have FREE access to QUITPLAN Services www.quitplan.com
  • An estimated 85,900 Minnesota students in grades 6-12 have tried e-cigarettes, and 38,400 reported using them at least once in the past 30 days.
  • The three largest tobacco companies have developed e-cigarette product lines.
  • OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS COME IN FRUIT, CANDY, AND ALCOHOL FLAVORS, WHICH CAN MASK THE TASTE OF TOBACCO AND APPEAL TO YOUTH.
  • THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY SPENDS $1 MILLION PER HOUR TO PROMOTE PRODUCTS IN THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT.
  • Early studies found detectable levels of cancer-causing chemicals in two leading e-cigarette brands.
  • A typical 45 minute hookah session is the equivalent of smoking 100-200 cigarettes.
  • Health care costs in MN directly caused by smoking amount to $2.06 billion annually.
  • Tobacco is responsible for more than 6 million deaths worldwide every year - the equivalent of over 36 Boeing 777 airplanes crashing every single day.
  • E-cigarettes are an untested and unregulated product and are not approved by the FDA for safety or efficacy in cessation.
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