flavored tobacco products restricted

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

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

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 […]

[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. […]

[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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On March 19, 2014, five schools in ISD 622, which covers Maplewood, Oakdale and North Saint Paul, as well as the Students Who Are Against Tobacco (SWAAT) at White Bear Lake’s South campus, particpated in Kick Butts Day events. These students engaged the student body, alerting them to the harms of tobacco and letting them […]