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STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010

MINNESOTA
Tobacco Usage

• In FY2010 Minnesota spent $21.5 million on tobacco prevention, which is 36.8% of the CDC
Annual Spending Target.1

• The CDC estimates that 50.1% of adult smokers in Minnesota tried to quit smoking in
2008.2

• Minnesota received an estimated $572 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes
in FY2010.3

• Minnesota is not part of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars.4

ADULT CIGARETTE USE IN 2009 YOUTH CIGARETTE USE

17.9%
16.7%

Minnesota7 National 8

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State Tobacco Laws9

Excise Tax: There is a tax of $1.56 per pack on cigarettes.

Clean Indoor Air Ordinances


• Smoking is prohibited in all child care centers, health facilities, schools, restaurants,
bars, private workplaces, and government buildings.

Youth Access Laws


• The minimum age requirement for the purchase of tobacco products is 18, and penalties
exist for both minors and merchants who violate this law.

• Only sales clerks are allowed access to tobacco products prior to sale.

SOURCES
1
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement Eleven Years
Later. A Report on the States’ Allocation of the Tobacco Settlement Dollars, FY 2010, 2009
2
CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2008
3
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement Eleven Years
Later. A Report on the States’ Allocation of the Tobacco Settlement Dollars, FY 2010, 2009
4
National Association of Attorneys General, Tobacco Project, 2007
5
CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2009
6
Minnesota Department of Health. Teens and Tobacco in Minnesota, the View from 2008: Results from the Minnesota Youth
Tobacco and Asthma Survey, 2008
7
CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009
8
CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009
9
American Lung Association, SLATI State reports, 2010

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