Breathing Smoke-free Air
In 2013 Live Smoke Free and its partners assisted in the adoption of smoke-free policies in more than 70 multi-unit housing properties.
Youth and E-cigarettes
The number of middle and high school students who have tried e-cigarettes and the number who have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days doubled in one year.
Youth work with cities to enforce youth access to tobacco laws. They play a vital role in ensuring retailers are not selling to minors.
Steps Toward Tobacco-free
Tobacco-Free Campuses works with universities and colleges in the Twin Cities to implement tobacco-free policies.
Protecting all Minnesotans from the Dangers of Tobacco
The Association for Nonsmokers--Minnesota (ANSR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments are to reduce the number of young smokers and to continuously advocate for the rights and health of nonsmokers.
In 1975, ANSR helped pass the nation's first comprehensive state clean indoor air legislation. ANSR has continued to play a leading role in shaping tobacco policy by:
- Restricting sales of tobacco products to youth.
- Advocating for smoke-free work sites, restaurants, and multi-housing.
- Creating tobacco-free environments in outdoor recreational settings.
- Developing best practices for assisting military veterans with smoking cessation.
How you can help:
ANSR is driven by its membership base. You can help us continue our work to make Minnesota tobacco free. Support our efforts by becoming an ANSR member (membership is tax deductible). Visit the membership page to learn more about becoming an ANSR member.
ANSR's Annual Garage and Plant Sale!
Every year, ANSR hosts a traditional garage & plant sale. This is ANSR's only fundraiser! The sale is usually held in May. Look for more information on how to donate and how to shop our sale on the Sale Page.