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Monday, March 15, 2010

Snus, Strips, and Sticks - Stop Big Tobacco's New Tricks!

Join the American Heart Association at the Capitol on April 14th for the Minnesota Heart on the Hill event as we work to pass legislation that will help close the loopholes that the tobacco industry is exploiting.

Follow the link below to register for the event:
Register for the Minnesota Heart on the Hill

Have you heard about "little cigars", Snus, Strips, Sticks, Orbs and e-cigarettes ...the tobacco industry's new tricks to entice our kids, keep smokers addicted and draw in new customers to tobacco products?

Follow the link below to learn about these new products:
Big Tobacco's New Tricks

The Tobacco Industry hasn't given up. Neither will we. You've already helped us lower smoking rates and implement the Freedom to Breathe Act, now we need your help advocating against Big Tobacco's new tricks.

The American Heart Association and other tobacco control advocates support the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010 (Senate File 3055/House File 3467), a bill that will:
1. Classify "little cigars" as what they really are -- cigarettes.
2. Prohibit youth from buying new tobacco products.
3. Ensure "youth friendly" tobacco products can not be sold on the counter next to candy and gum.
4. Reduce tobacco tax evasion.

Register for the Minnesota Heart on the Hill

Event Information
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Where: Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Boulevard West St. Paul, MN 55102
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: Free event, pre-registration by March 31, 2010 is required.

*If you encounter problems with registering online, please contact Melissa Horn at or call 952.278.7921.

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