Latest News

group-no-1-pic

Edina first city in Minnesota to raise sale age for tobacco to 21

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...
Read More
group-thumbs-up

Minneapolis Parks go 100% tobacco-free

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...
Read More
group1

Shoreview votes to restrict flavored tobacco

The Shoreview City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its residents on Nov. 21, 2016. The City Council voted unanimously to restrict the sale of...
Read More
sandwich-board-orientation-1

Making strides on college campuses

ANSR has been working with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Macalester College for several years on their tobacco-free campus policies. With support from ANSR, the U went tobacco-free in...
Read More
William Williams speaks with Rep. Carlos Mariani at ClearWay's Day at the Capitol.

Youth and the fight against the tobacco industry, Part 2

This is the second of two stories on youth partners written in collaboration with Dr. Lucia Pawlowski’s Community Writing for Social Justice Class at the University of St. Thomas. By...
Read More
Cooper

Behind the Scenes: The making of Beautiful Lie, Ugly Truth

  A lot of effort went into the video "Beautiful Lie, Ugly Truth," which was based on a poem written by Joe Davis. Here's a look at the advocates doing...
Read More
starnisha2

Youth and the fight against the tobacco industry

This is the first of two stories on youth partners written in collaboration with Dr. Lucia Pawlowski's Community Writing for Social Justice Class at the University of St. Thomas. By...
Read More
Seventeen youth from Tartan High's Students Against Destructive Decisions group and John Glenn Middle School's Support Our School group attended the Capitol and participated in discussions with their legislators.

Day at the Capitol 2016

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...
Read More
Tossing cigarettes was a big first step.

Kick Butts Day 2016

    March 16 marked yet another Kick Butts Day, and thousands of youth, teachers and health advocates in the United States spoke up against the tobacco industry. Locally, ANSR...
Read More
Advocates celebrate vote to restrict flavored tobacco in Saint Paul.

Saint Paul votes to restrict sale of flavored tobacco, raise price of cigars

  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...
Read More
Menu Title