By Betsy Brock Research Director Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, recently purchased a stake in JUUL, the company that manufactures the wildly popular e-cigarette with the same name. JUUL controls approximately 70 percent of the e-cigarette market. The company started in 2015 and is valued at $38 billion. JUUL’s stated mission is to “improve […]

Brooklyn Center became the latest city in Minnesota to protect its youth when the City Council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on Nov. 12, 2018. The city also restricted the sale of all electronic delivery devices to adult-only tobacco stores as a way to impact the growing trend of e-cigarette […]

Minnetonka jointed the momentum to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. It became the latest city in the Metro when the City Council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on Sept. 17. “This is one of the easiest votes I’ve cast,” council member Tim Bergstedt said. “We are making a […]

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 learned about top tobacco-control issues, and then met with their respective legislators to educate them on these issues. Here are some of the photos from […]

[gss ids=”2868,2871,2870,2869,2872,2873,2877,2874,2875,2876,2878,2879″]     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 worked with two schools from ISD #622, as well as the ALMAS group at Henry Sibley High. ANSR also partnered with Minneapolis MAD […]

Thumbs up to celebrate Ramsey County Commissioners vote

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 […]

LAAMPP advocates have 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

MINNEAPOLIS PASSES STRONG ORDINANCE Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage in public indoor spaces Minneapolis City Council members Andrew Johnson and Cam Gordon celebrate with coalition members after successfully passing an ordinance to prohibit use of electronic cigarettes where conventional cigarettes are prohibited, such as bars and restaurants. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis City Council continued […]

 BLOOMINGTON PASSES STRONG TOBACCO ORDINANCE Ordinance restricts indoor e-cigarette usage, sets minimum price point for single cigars at $2.60 each  Bloomington, Minn. – The City of Bloomington continued its strong leadership regarding the health and safety of its residents, particularly youth, on Nov. 17, 2104. The Bloomington City Council voted unanimously to include electronic cigarettes […]

It’s still the wild, wild West when it comes to regulation of electronic cigarettes. The nicotine delivery devices, which operate when a battery heats liquid nicotine and flavoring, have not been regulated, but the sale and use of the devices has grown exponentially in the past year. To date, there are no regulations on the […]