DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control report card was released on Wednesday and shows good grades in providing smoke free air but failing grades in funding smoking prevention and quitting plans. The report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at both the federal and state levels. The grades are based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the toll that tobacco takes on lives and the economy. The Minnesota grades were an "A-"" for smokefree air, a "C" for taxes on cigarettes, an "F" for tobacco prevention and control program funding and an "F" for smoking cessation coverage. Get more information at stateoftobaccocontrol.org
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