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Adam Kintopf, communications manager, and Molly Moilanen, intervention program manager, both for ClearWay Minnesota, display boxes of "little cigars" in flavors such as peach and grape that the anti-smoking group would like classified as cigarettes, and fall under state tax laws, boosting prices and attractiveness to youth. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Bill seeks to close tobacco loopholes

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Barred from advertising cigarettes on television, tobacco companies still spend $12.8 billion a year marketing a new generation of tobacco products.

Some $190 million of that is spent in Minnesota, Adam Kintopf, communications manager for ClearWay Minnesota, said Tuesday.

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