Positive movement on tobacco and nicotine control continued in recent weeks. Legislation to align Minnesota’s tobacco purchase age minimum at 21 with new federal cleared a key Senate committee, and a bill to prohibit the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes in vehicles when children are present was passed by two House committees in recent days. Youth-friendly flavors in tobacco and e-cigarettes was the subject of another hearing.
One of the Legislature’s leading voices on early childhood investment, Rep. Dave Pinto is set to keynote the Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 23. In addition to being a leader on child health issues, Rep. Pinto is also the author of one of the session’s most important bills to reduce firearm injury and death.
Join your colleagues for this day of advocacy on behalf of Minnesota’s youngest residents, as well as fellowship with colleagues from across the state at Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 23. Registration information is available here. Act now, as early registration increases your likelihood of securing a meeting with your elected officials.
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