mAnkato: A new report released Wednesday gave minnesota an ugly grade when it came to tobacco prevention
Minnesota received an F in the category in the American Lung Association’s latest state of tobacco control grades. Another F rating was for the state’s lack of restrictions on flavored tobacco products. The state did receive an A for other smoking restrictions, a B in tobacco taxes and another B for access to cessation services. The problem, according to the association, is funding for the cessation programs falls woefully short of recommendations. More funding is needed to counteract what tobacco companies spend to attract new smokers, said Pat McKone, the Lung Association’s senior director of health promotions.
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