Minnesota Fire Deaths on the Rise, Mostly Smoking-Related

Duluth Fire Officials share with us why, and how to further prevent one from starting.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, 42 people died in fires statewide in 2019, a 14% increase from 2018, preliminary numbers say. The leading cause of these fires is smoking, with at least seven people dying in smoking related fires last year. According to Duluth Fire Department leaders, these fires tend to start outside by people improperly…

E-Cigarettes Growing Popular Among Teens

More people are putting down the traditional cigarette and picking up the e-cigarettes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Traditional cigarette smoking rates are falling as many people are now using e-cigarettes instead. Some people switch to e-cigarettes to try and quit smoking or to find a safer alternative to regular cigarettes… But since 2014, there has been a nearly 50 percent increase in high school students who regularly use e-cigarettes. And it’s young e–smokers many doctors…