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20 Apr, 2017, 09:22 ET Jaime Martínez receives Paul and Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award

Yesterday, ClearWay Minnesota's Director of Community Development Jaime Martínez was honored by the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) at...


20 Mar, 2017, 14:56 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) grants to fund research projects, local tobacco prevention advocacy

Last week, the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors approved 14 grants to fund research and local policy advocacy around tobacco issues. An...


01 Mar, 2017, 15:26 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Releases Request for Information for Marketing Agency

ClearWay Minnesota is releasing a Request for Information (RFI) to identify a marketing agency to begin work in January 2018. Details about...


23 Jan, 2017, 01:01 ET New Ad Campaign Urges Minnesotans: "Stop the Start" of Smoking

While Minnesota continues to make progress in reducing smoking, a new ad campaign reminds Minnesotans that we can and should do more to prevent...


12 Jan, 2017, 12:13 ET Report: Raising the tobacco age to 21 would save thousands of Minnesota kids from a lifetime of addiction

Researchers from ClearWay Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health released an article in the most recent edition of Minnesota Medicine...


10 Nov, 2016, 10:22 ET Minnesota American Indians tell their tobacco stories in new documentary

A new documentary exploring tobacco use among American Indians in Minnesota will premiere on public television this month. Created by...


21 Sep, 2016, 14:06 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) thanks outgoing Board Members

At its Annual Meeting today, ClearWay Minnesota, a nonprofit organization working to reduce tobacco's harm in the state, recognized the service of...


05 Jul, 2016, 15:22 ET Half of Minnesotans breathing easier under indoor e-cigarette restrictions

ClearWay Minnesota celebrated today that half of Minnesota's population now lives in places that restrict e-cigarette use in indoor public places....


13 May, 2016, 14:00 ET $5,000 Awarded to The QuitCash Challenge™ Winner

 Michelle Hogen of Maplewood, Minn., along with her husband, Brian, were among the more than 4,200 Minnesotans who entered the QuitCash...


17 Mar, 2016, 14:59 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) funds new research grants

 Yesterday, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved three new research grants. The grants, totaling $500,000, examine issues that...


06 Jan, 2016, 20:15 ET St. Paul City Council votes unanimously to protect kids from flavored tobacco

 The St. Paul City Council voted tonight to adopt an ordinance restricting sales of fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products to adults-only...


19 Nov, 2015, 11:32 ET Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and ClearWay Minnesota to partner to address tobacco use

 Yesterday the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors approved a new contract with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), after...


13 Nov, 2015, 17:43 ET Proposed Change Would Protect 760,000 Children from Secondhand Smoke

 This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule change that would prohibit all lit tobacco...


15 Sep, 2015, 17:19 ET FDA Orders R.J. Reynolds to Pull Cigarette Brands from the Market

Today the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to remove four new cigarette brands from the market:...


19 Mar, 2015, 14:33 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Board approves grants for health systems change, research

 At its meeting on March 18, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved four grants for tobacco-related health systems change and...


17 Sep, 2014, 14:51 ET ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors welcomes new members

At ClearWay Minnesota's Annual Meeting today, the Board of Directors welcomed three new members and recognized a longtime member whose term...


04 Jun, 2014, 16:00 ET New QUITPLAN® Services Help More Than 5,400 Minnesotans in Three Months

 On March 3, 2014, ClearWay MinnesotaSM launched a new suite of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who...


21 May, 2014, 17:18 ET ClearWay Minnesota(SM) announces new research grants

 Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will...


16 May, 2014, 13:40 ET Bill creating new e-cigarette restrictions heads to Governor Dayton's desk

The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota health organizations, responded today to the Legislature's passage of an omnibus bill that...


16 May, 2014, 13:23 ET Minnesota Legislature passes bill to make foster homes smoke-free

 Late last night, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Policy Omnibus Bill, which included a provision...


08 May, 2014, 19:34 ET Senate passes bill to make Minnesota foster homes smoke-free

 Today the Minnesota Senate passed a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that included a provision to make Minnesota's foster homes...


05 May, 2014, 22:39 ET Legislators protect Minnesota's most vulnerable children by passing smoke-free foster care bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Policy Omnibus Bill today, which contained a provision to make...


24 Apr, 2014, 18:31 ET The Freedom to Breathe coalition reacts to FDA's proposed e-cigarette regulations

 The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the U.S. Food & Drug...


24 Mar, 2014, 16:46 ET E-Cigarette Bill Clears Senate Commerce Committee

 Today the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2027, a bill that would uphold Minnesota's strong standard of clean indoor air by...


03 Mar, 2014, 22:15 ET Legislators discuss protecting Minnesota's clean indoor air and keeping our kids safe

Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to...