Minn. smokers are really stubborn
In Winona, just a quick bridge away from Wisconsin, smokers are crossing the border in search of "normal" cigarettes,says the Winona Daily News
Customers at several Winona businesses have already voiced complaints about the new design. Ken Siebenaler, owner of Third Street Liquor, said he's heard negative feedback about the cigarettes going out on their own if they're not constantly puffed.Minnesota retailers can sell all their existing inventory before switching to the new products, but any cigarettes manufactured for sale in the state must now have fire-safe features and packages must be marked with a "FSC" (fire standard compliant) seal.
We wouldn't be surprised if these "smarter than everyone" smokers are the ones who end up lighting their homes on fire. They are the exact people this law is trying to save. How much effort do we put into that?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Why we removed a controversial post
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:00pm
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks Mens Hockey vs. University of Nebraska - Omaha Mavericks Mens HockeySat., Oct. 10, 7:07pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 17, 12:00am
- Homeless youth Don Turner chases down thief in downtown Minneapolis
- Mall of America protest case costs Black Lives Matter's Adja Gildersleve an apartment