Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota

Protecting Minnesotans from the Dangers of Tobacco

Covid-19 Update:

Preventing tobacco use and exposure will help lessen the impact COVID-19 has on our state. The science is clear: smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke have an enormous impact on lung health. Tobacco use weakens the immune system and increases the risk for respiratory infections. Initial studies also show that vaping and e-cigarette use may cause increased inflammation in the lungs, potentially putting people who use e-cigarettes or vape at higher risk.

While we all adapt to the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, ANSR is working as hard as ever to reduce the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments remain: reducing the number of young smokers and advocating for the rights and health of nonsmokers.

There has never been a better time to help prevent tobacco use and to support current tobacco users in their quit attempts. Doing so could save lives in the very near future. Free help is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or

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NOTICE: ANSR will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Details on how to join the meeting will be posted closer to the date.


The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota is a membership organization. We couldn’t do our great work without you! Become an ANSR member if you would like to support our continued efforts to bring smoke-free air to Minnesota.


ANSR has a great team dedicated to its mission. Check us out.


Our core commitments are to reduce the number of young smokers and to continuously advocate for the rights and health of nonsmokers.

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