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). NCTOH is the premier gathering of the United States tobacco control movement and this year’s conference had no shortage of ANSR’s leadership, innovation, and collaboration in the spotlight. You can view links to our presentations and posters below: 


Katie Engman presented during a breakout session on how ANSR and partners passed a price discounting ordinance in St. Paul amidst the pandemic. View the presentation slides here: Community Organizing During a Pandemic: Passing innovative price discounting policies in St. Paul, MN


ANSR interns/advocates Meghan McFarling, Anna Grace Hottinger, and Upendo Gimbi presented on authentic engagement of young people in tobacco work.View the presentation slides here: Not About Us Without Us: Engaging Youth and Young Adults in Tobacco Prevention and Advocacy


Emily Anderson and our partner Bethlehem Yewhalawork from Northpoint presented the work of the Minnesota Menthol Coalition. View the presentation slides here: Keep the mission, shift the focus:How the Minnesota Menthol Coalition adapted


Jackie Siewert presented a poster on equitable enforcement of smoke-free housing policies. View the poster here: Equitable & Effective Enforcement of Smoke-Free Housing Policies


Katie Engman presented a poster on the implementation of Tobacco 21 in Minnesota. View the poster here: Implementing Minnesota’s Tobacco 21 Law During the COVID Pandemic


Molly Schmidtke, Anna Grace Hottinger, and Upendo Gimbi presented a poster on data collection and youth engagement. View the poster here: The Best Messengers: Data Collection & Youth Engagement During COVID-19


Chris Smith joined partners from Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation to present a poster on the coalition’s racial and health equity work. View the poster here: Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Lessons Learned from Racial and Health Equity Public Policy Assessment


Kara Skahen and Rachel Callanan from the Public Health Law Center presented a poster on the development of an equitable model smoke-free housing ordinance. View the poster here: Achieving Equity in Smoke-Free Housing: How a Social Justice Approach Shaped a Model Smoke-Free Housing Ordinance


Jackie Siewert and Evalyn Carbrey from the Minneapolis Health Department presented a poster on access to affordable smoke-free housing in Minneapolis. View the poster here: Understanding Access to Affordable Smoke-Free Housing: Lessons Learned from the City of Minneapolis