The American Lung Association’s 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, finds that Minnesota had mixed progress on passing policies to reduce and prevent commercial tobacco use, including e-cigarettes:

Spokeswoman Pat McKone:

“We are doing mediocre with our tobacco taxes. And we are failing in two categories and that is with the amount of funding that goes to our programs that address prevention. And also a new category, and that is restricting access to flavored tobacco products.”

McKone says Minnesota scored an “A” in the strength of smoke-free air laws and coverage and access to services to quit commercial tobacco.