Calls are growing for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz says he supports such a ban. In the meantime, medical professionals are urging parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of smoking. HealthPartners Dr. Thomas Kottke says the first message to mom and dad:
“Don’t do this yourself, because if it’s do as I say, not as I do, that message doesn’t work.”
State officials say smoking among youths is on the rise, largely as a result of the popular flavored e-cigs.