Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota

Protecting Minnesotans from the Dangers of Tobacco

In 1975, ANSR helped pass the nation’s first comprehensive state clean indoor air legislation. Since then, ANSR has continued to play a leading role in shaping tobacco policy and has been involved in every major state-wide policy, such as the Freedom to Breathe Act in 2007 and raising the tobacco tax in 2013. ANSR helped Minneapolis and Saint Paul restrict the sales of flavored tobacco, including menthol, and also helped Edina become the first Minneapolis city to raise the tobacco sales age to 21.

 

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ANSR’s Annual Meeting and election of directors will be held Thursday, October 21, 2021 on Zoom. Please contact Jeanne at jw@ansrmn.org if you wish to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.
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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.

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MISSION

ANSR is dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments are to reduce the number of young smokers, combat health inequities, and advocate for the health of all Minnesotans.

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LATEST NEWS

Shoreview includes menthol in flavor restrictions

One of the first cities in the Twin Cities to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products, Shoreview strengthened that policy on May 17. The City Council voted unanimously to add ...

FDA Moves to End the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

Removing menthol cigarettes from the marketplace will improve health disparities; local action and statewide funding still crucial Saint Paul – The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR), the state’s oldest nonprofit dedicated solely ...

Bloomington prohibits all flavored tobacco sales

Bloomington, Minn. – Always a state-wide leader in protecting youth and residents from the harms of tobacco, Bloomington City Council voted 4-2 on April 26 to end the sale of all ...

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