Program members, including director Damone Presley, celebrate an ordinance in Saint Paul that increases the price of cheap, flavored cigars. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition is celebrating a huge victory!  Saint Paul is now the largest city in the state to require cigars to be sold at a minimum price of $2.10 unless sold in a […]

ANSR’s Rose Hauge testifies during a House committee hearing. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition (RTC) helped pass 24/7 smoke-free foster care first in Ramsey County and then at the state level. RTC, a program of ANSR, teamed up with advocates from across the state to accomplish this. ANSR joined ClearWay Minnesota, American Lung Association (ALA), the […]

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 […]

Youth from the program speak to their legislative representative during a Day at the Capitol, sponsored by ClearWay-Minnesota. Speaking out! On April 8, 2014, ANSR staff and partners had an opportunity to speak with Minnesota Legislators regarding the harms of tobacco at ClearWay’s Tobacco is Still a Problem Day at the Capitol. ANSR worked with […]

Members of RTC and LAAMPP celebrate Ramsey County Commissioners’ resolution to implement 24/7 smoke-free foster care. The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition (RTC) worked with the Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP) program to advocate for 24/7 smoke-free foster care. RTC and LAAMPP advocates met with Ramsey County Commissioners Toni Carter, Blake […]