Attorney General: Anti-smoking group’s reforms aren’t adequate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A district judge should appoint a new entity to run stop-smoking programs that are funded by Minnesota’s 1998 settlement with tobacco companies, the state said Thursday in a court filing.

The motion by Attorney General Mike Hatch’s office, filed in Ramsey County District Court, was in response to a reform proposal by the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco.

MPAAT is the group that has administered programs aimed at helping Minnesotans to stop smoking.