Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, ANSR is working as hard as ever to reduce the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments remain: protecting young people from a lifetime of addiction and protecting everyone from harmful secondhand smoke exposure where they live, work, and play. There has never been a better time to help prevent tobacco use and exposure. Doing so could save lives in the very near future.
*When referring to tobacco in our work, we are referring to commercial tobacco products and not tobacco used for sacred purposes by Indigenous communities.
Live Smoke Free: Protecting Minnesotans from secondhand smoke exposure in apartments, condominiums, and other multi-unit housing
Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation: Creating tobacco-free parks, fairgrounds, and other outdoor recreational areas
Point of Sale Team: Working on policies such as Tobacco 21 and restricting the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol
Tobacco-Free Campuses: Working to promote the adoption of tobacco-free policies at colleges and universities
North Suburban Tobacco Compliance Check Program: Preventing the sale of tobacco to minors in suburban Ramsey County
Project WATCH: Working to decrease tobacco industry influences across the state
Minnesota Prevention Resource Center: Supporting people and organizations working to prevent substance abuse
Regional Prevention Coordinator (Metro): Helping communities start and grow prevention efforts through personalized support and consultation