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Minnesota asks Big Tobacco firms: Where's the money?


February 19, 2019


Cigarettes seen behind the counter at a Vernon BP gas station in Edina.

Several cigarette brands, including Salem and Winston, have stopped paying money owed to the state of Minnesota under the historic 1998 court settlement with Big Tobacco.

The shortfalls, estimated at $15 million a year, come as funding for the state's free quit-smoking assistance program is set to expire next year.


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