Breathe Free North youth make their way over to the Capitol. ANSR staff and advocates turn out for Day at the Capitol 2015 The ClearWay “Tobacco is Still A Problem” Day at the Capitol on April 29 was a day of awesome advocacy and a great success. ANSR worked with more than 50 advocates representing […]

[gss link=”none” ids=”2538,2531,2532,2537,2536,2535,2534,2533,2539″] March 18 marked the 20th anniversary of Kick Butts Day, and thousands of youth, teachers and health advocates in the United States spoke up against Big Tobacco. Locally, ANSR worked with four schools from ISD #622, as well as the ALMAS group at Henry Sibley High. ANSR partnered with Minneapolis MAD DADS […]

Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage in public indoor spaces ANSR staff celebrate the inclusion of electronic cigarettes in a clean indoor air ordinance in Hennepin County with Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners showed strong leadership in protecting the health and safety of its residents on Feb. 10. […]

Macalester College in St. Paul celebrates going tobacco-free Macalester College in Saint Paul implemented a comprehensive 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy on Jan. 1. The policy comes after years of considering how best to address tobacco use on campus, a process that involved faculty, staff, students and community partners. Macalester’s policy prohibits the use of […]

MINNEAPOLIS PASSES STRONG ORDINANCE Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage in public indoor spaces Minneapolis City Council members Andrew Johnson and Cam Gordon celebrate with coalition members after successfully passing an ordinance to prohibit use of electronic cigarettes where conventional cigarettes are prohibited, such as bars and restaurants. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis City Council continued […]

 BLOOMINGTON PASSES STRONG TOBACCO ORDINANCE Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage, sets minimum price point for single cigars at $2.60 each  Bloomington, Minn. – The City of Bloomington continued its strong leadership regarding the health and safety of its residents, particularly youth, on Nov. 17, 2104. The Bloomington City Council voted unanimously to include electronic cigarettes […]

Program members, including director Damone Presley, celebrate an ordinance in Saint Paul that increases the price of cheap, flavored cigars. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition is celebrating a huge victory!  Saint Paul is now the largest city in the state to require cigars to be sold at a minimum price of $2.10 unless sold in a […]

ANSR’s Rose Hauge testifies during a House committee hearing. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition (RTC) helped pass 24/7 smoke-free foster care first in Ramsey County and then at the state level. RTC, a program of ANSR, teamed up with advocates from across the state to accomplish this. ANSR joined ClearWay Minnesota, American Lung Association (ALA), the […]

It’s still the wild, wild West when it comes to regulation of electronic cigarettes. The nicotine delivery devices, which operate when a battery heats liquid nicotine and flavoring, have not been regulated, but the sale and use of the devices has grown exponentially in the past year. To date, there are no regulations on the […]

[gss ids=”1883,1884,1885″] FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes As part of its implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by the President in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to cover additional […]