Richfield sets minimum price for flavored cigars

Richfield sets minimum price for cigars

Richfield joined a growing list of Minnesota cities that have established a minimum price for flavored cigars. The Richfield City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 10, 2015, to set a minimum price of $2.60 per stick for non-premium cigars and set a minimum of $10.40 for packs of four or more. “I’m very pleased to […]

Thumbs up to celebrate Ramsey County Commissioners vote

Ramsey County regulates e-cigarettes, adds public entrances setback

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners continued its strong leadership regarding the health and safety of its residents when it voted 6-1 on Sept. 22, to include electronic cigarettes in its clean indoor air policy and prohibit use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes within 25 feet of building entrances. By including e-cigarettes in the clean indoor […]

flavored tobacco products restricted

Minneapolis restricts flavored tobacco products

ANSR staff and volunteers, youth from Breathe Free North and Minneapolis Youth Congress and many other advocates celebrate the passing of the Minneapolis flavored tobacco ordinance.   Minneapolis City Council restricts flavored tobacco products The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on July 10 to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products, other than menthol, to […]

LAAMPP advocates have successful year

LAAMPP concludes successful year

Members of the LAAMPP team wrote letters to the editor and letters of support to elected officials. They also testified at hearings in support of tobacco regulations. Eight Policy Champions made voices heard

Sen. Jeff Hayden, Rep. Rena Moran at menthol discussions

ANSR participates in community discussions on menthol

Sen. Jeff Hayden and Rep. Rena Moran, left, attend a discussion on menthol and how it affects the African-American community. St. Paul community leaders, public health advocates discuss menthol About 55 St. Paul African American community leaders, youth, public health professionals and interested community members gathered for a Menthol Community Conversation on June 17. National […]

Maplewood updates tobacco ordinance

[gss ids=”2638,2634,2635,2636,2637″] Maplewood, Minn. – The Maplewood City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its residents on May 11. The City Council voted unanimously to set a minimum price for single cigars at $2.60 each. All cigars sold in packages of four or less must be priced at $2.60 each. […]

Day at the Capitol 2015

Breathe Free North youth make their way over to the Capitol. ANSR staff and advocates turn out for Day at the Capitol 2015 The ClearWay “Tobacco is Still A Problem” Day at the Capitol on April 29 was a day of awesome advocacy and a great success. ANSR worked with more than 50 advocates representing […]

Kick Butts Day 2015

[gss link=”none” ids=”2538,2531,2532,2537,2536,2535,2534,2533,2539″] March 18 marked the 20th anniversary of Kick Butts Day, and thousands of youth, teachers and health advocates in the United States spoke up against Big Tobacco. Locally, ANSR worked with four schools from ISD #622, as well as the ALMAS group at Henry Sibley High. ANSR partnered with Minneapolis MAD DADS […]


Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage in public indoor spaces ANSR staff celebrate the inclusion of electronic cigarettes in a clean indoor air ordinance in Hennepin County with Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners showed strong leadership in protecting the health and safety of its residents on Feb. 10. […]

Macalester latest local college to go tobacco-free

Macalester College in St. Paul celebrates going tobacco-free Macalester College in Saint Paul implemented a comprehensive 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy on Jan. 1. The policy comes after years of considering how best to address tobacco use on campus, a process that involved faculty, staff, students and community partners. Macalester’s policy prohibits the use of […]