Child-resistant Packaging: New Law in Minnesota

By CHRIS FARMER-LIES  A new Minnesota state statute went into effect on Jan 1, 2015 that requires electronic nicotine liquid (e-juice) to be sold in child-resistant packaging. Vermont and New York also require childproof packaging. E-juice is primarily comprised of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, flavorings, and nicotine. It usually comes in fruit and candy… Continue reading Child-resistant Packaging: New Law in Minnesota

Two New Studies Highlight Impact of Minnesota Tobacco Tax increase

By BETSY BROCK Two recently published studies provide findings about the impact of the substantial 2013 Minnesota tobacco tax increase. The first study measured the tobacco industry response to the tax increase.  Results are published in Tobacco Control (Brock B, Choi K, Boyle RG, Moilanen M, & Schillo BA. January 6, 2015) in a paper… Continue reading Two New Studies Highlight Impact of Minnesota Tobacco Tax increase

YouTube Tobacco Commercials Target African American Youth

Tobacco companies have a long history of targeting African Americans with their media messages.  These efforts to target African Americans have resulted in tragic health disparities.  Today, African Americans suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related death and disease.  Brands like Newport and KOOL have been particularly successful in targeting African Americans.  A new generation of tobacco companies… Continue reading YouTube Tobacco Commercials Target African American Youth