Macalester latest local college to go tobacco-free

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 votes to regulate e-cigarettes

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 updates tobacco ordinances

 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 […]

Saint Paul City Council votes to raise minimum price on cheap, single cigars

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 […]

Ramsey Tobacco Coalition helps pass state-wide 24/7 smoke-free foster care

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 […]

Legislature passes regulations on e-cigarettes

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 […]

FDA announces proposal on e-cigarettes

[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 […]

ClearWay-Minnesota’s “Tobacco is Still a Problem” Day at the Capitol

Youth from the program speak to their legislative representative during a Day at the Capitol, sponsored by ClearWay-Minnesota. Speaking out! On April 8, 2014, ANSR staff and partners had an opportunity to speak with Minnesota Legislators regarding the harms of tobacco at ClearWay’s Tobacco is Still a Problem Day at the Capitol. ANSR worked with […]

Ramsey County Commission Board passes resolution to implement smoke-free foster care

Members of RTC and LAAMPP celebrate Ramsey County Commissioners’ resolution to implement 24/7 smoke-free foster care. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition (RTC) worked with the Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP) program to advocate for 24/7 smoke-free foster care. RTC and LAAMPP advocates met with Ramsey County Commissioners Toni Carter, Blake […]

ISD 622, White Bear Lake’s SWAAT participate in Kick Butts Day 2014

On March 19, 2014, five schools in ISD 622, which covers Maplewood, Oakdale and North Saint Paul, as well as the Students Who Are Against Tobacco (SWAAT) at White Bear Lake’s South campus, particpated in Kick Butts Day events. These students engaged the student body, alerting them to the harms of tobacco and letting them […]