The American Lung Association gave Minnesota a mixed grade last week for its anti-smoking efforts. About 23 percent of the state’s high school students smoke, which is more than the national average. What more should Minnesota do to prevent smoking?
Comments texted to MPR:
Start educating kids on smoking in kindergarten by showing them pictures & make sure they know the dangers starting at a very young age. -Janna, Lindstrom, MN
I would much rather pay a flat 2 percent state tax with a mandatory health care plan than ever be forced to pay anything. It seems like the plan ahead will ruin what it means to me to be free. I am not proud to be an American anymore. -Wes, Minneapolis, MN