Minneapolis restricts flavored tobacco

Minneapolis City Council unanimously votes to restrict flavored tobacco products.

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Day at the Capitol 2015

ANSR staff and advocates turn out for Day at the Capitol 2015

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Kick Butts Day 2015

On March 18 thousands of youth, teachers and health advocates in the United States spoke up against Big Tobacco.

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Hennepin County passes strong ordinance

Hennepin County Board of Commissioners show strong leadership in protecting the health and safety of its residents.

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Minneapolis votes to regulate e-cigarettes

Minneapolis City Council votes unanimously to prohibit electronic cigarette use in most public indoor spaces.

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Cheap, Flavored Cigars Attract Youth

IT’S A TRAP… Cigars in any flavor are addictive and as toxic as cigarettes.

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Steps Toward Tobacco-free

Tobacco-Free Campuses works with universities and colleges in the Twin Cities to implement tobacco-free policies.

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Advocates work for healthier community

Ramsey Tobacco Coalition and partners work with Saint Paul councilmember Dai Thao to get price of single cigars raised.

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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.

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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.

 

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