Advocates work for healthier community

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

Steps Toward Tobacco-free

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

Cheap, Flavored Cigars Attract Youth

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

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.

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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