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 […]

Edina, Minn. – The Edina City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its youth on May 2. The City Council voted unanimously to raise the sale age for all tobacco products to 21. “For me, it’s a fairly straightforward situation,” Mayor James Hovland said. “The long-term benefits to public health […]

The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of residents and visitors to Minneapolis parks on March 8. The Board voted unanimously to make all Minneapolis parks tobacco-free, with an exemption for use of tobacco with traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremonies. “We are excited to […]

Many advocates joined ANSR at the State Capitol in Saint Paul on May 3, 2016, for the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation “Tobacco is Still a Problem” Day. These advocates learned about top tobacco-control issues, and then met with their respective legislators to educate them on these issues. Here are some of the photos from […]

Advocates celebrate vote to restrict flavored tobacco in Saint Paul.

The Saint Paul City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its residents on Jan. 6. The City Council voted unanimously to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco stores and increase the minimum price for single cigars to $2.60 each. All cigars sold in packages of four […]

Richfield sets minimum price for flavored cigars

Richfield joined a growing list of Minnesota cities that have established a minimum price for flavored cigars. The Richfield City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 10, 2015, to set a minimum price of $2.60 per stick for non-premium cigars and set a minimum of $10.40 for packs of four or more. “I’m very pleased to […]

Thumbs up to celebrate Ramsey County Commissioners vote

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners continued its strong leadership regarding the health and safety of its residents when it voted 6-1 on Sept. 22, to include electronic cigarettes in its clean indoor air policy and prohibit use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes within 25 feet of building entrances. By including e-cigarettes in the clean indoor […]

[gss ids=”2638,2634,2635,2636,2637″] Maplewood, Minn. – The Maplewood City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its residents on May 11. The City Council voted unanimously to set a minimum price for single cigars at $2.60 each. All cigars sold in packages of four or less must be priced at $2.60 each. […]

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. […]

 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 […]