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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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

National Conference on Tobacco or Health – NCTOH

During the last week of June 2022, twelve ANSR staff, interns, and partners traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to share and learn at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). ...

ANSR Submits Public Comment on the FDA’s Proposal to Prohibit Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor in Cigarettes

July 1, 2022 Commissioner Robert M. Califf M.D. c/o Division of Dockets Management HFA-305 Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20825 Re: Proposed tobacco product standard ...

Vaping Trends Among University of Minnesota College Students

In partnership with the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR), three UMN undergraduate students working toward a minor degree in Leadership created and disseminated a survey about vaping trends and patterns on campus. ...

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TODAY

Protecting the next generation from the harms of tobacco products starts with community members like you!