The legislature finds that:
(1) smoking causes premature death, disability, and chronic disease, including cancer and heart disease, and lung disease;
(2) smoking related diseases result in excess medical care costs; and
(3) smoking initiation occurs primarily in adolescence.
The legislature desires to prevent young people from starting to smoke, to encourage and assist smokers to quit, and to promote clean indoor air.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes