Minneapolis largest city in MN to raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on May 25 to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, drawing a standing ovation from the large crowd.

Falcon Heights restricts sale of all flavored tobacco products, raises tobacco sales age to 21

Falcon Heights took major steps to protect its youth and residents on May 9, when it became the first city in the state to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco stores and raise the tobacco sales age to 21. The measures passed on a 3-2 vote. Falcon Heights is the […]

Shoreview raises tobacco sale age to 21

In a growing trend in Minnesota, Shoreview became the sixth city in the state to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 when the Shoreview City Council unanimously approved the ordinance on June 7. “The city of Shoreview has a long history of tobacco prevention,” Mayor Sandy Martin said. “This will be monumental.” Shoreview joins […]

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Day at the Capitol 2018

Thanks to all our partners and advocates who made the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation a great day! Around 300 total advocates gathered to meet with their respective legislators on March 22, 2018. Youth from John Glenn Middle School, Humboldt Senior High, Henry Sibley High, Mounds View High and also from the Vision in Living […]

Kick Butts Day 2018

Students at Mounds View High School and John Glenn Middle School participated in Kick Butts Day 2018 with ANSR. Additionally city staff at Maplewood City Hall also got into the act. Check out some of the photos:

Tobacco companies forced to tell truth about deadly products

History was made in 2017 as tobacco companies were finally forced to tell the truth about their deadly products. A federal court found major tobacco companies Philip Morris (now Altria), R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard engaged in fraud, conspiracy and racketeering to hide the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke and how they manipulated their products […]

Robbinsdale restricts sale of flavored tobacco products, sets cigar minimum price

The Robbinsdale City Council took strong measures to protect youth from the harms of tobacco on Dec. 5. The City Council voted unanimously to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco stores and to establish a minimum price for cheap, flavored cigars. Robbinsdale is the fifth Minnesota to restrict the sale of […]

Saint Louis Park first MN city to restrict flavors, raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Saint Louis Park City Council showed its dedication to protecting its youth on Dec. 4. The City Council voted unanimously to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products within the city. This is the second major initiative the city has undertaken to reduce youth smoking. The city also raised the tobacco sale age to […]

Plymouth fourth MN city to raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Plymouth City Council took steps to protect its youth by voting 4-3 to raise the sale age for all tobacco products to 21 on Nov. 28. Council members Jim Davis and Ned Carroll urged fellow members to support the ordinance, making Plymouth a leader in the state. Council member Jim Willis was also vocal […]

Bloomington becomes third city to raise tobacco sales age to 21

One of the fastest growing trends in reducing the youth tobacco usage rates is centered around lifting the sales age for tobacco to 21. While Minnesota as a state has not taken a full look at this, local municipalities are taking it on themselves to protect youth. The Bloomington City Council did its part with […]