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Sep 17, 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...

Jun 04, 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...

May 21, 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...

May 16, 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...

May 16, 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...

May 08, 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...

May 05, 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...

Apr 24, 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...

Mar 24, 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...

Mar 20, 2014, 12:18 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Board approves grants to improve how clinics help tobacco-using patients

 At its meeting on March 19, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved three grants to advance health systems changes to ensure that...

Mar 17, 2014, 16:52 ET

Legislators discuss protecting Minnesota's most vulnerable children by providing smoke-free foster care

 Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee heard testimony in support of Senate File (SF) 2125, a bill that would make...

Mar 03, 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...

Mar 03, 2014, 06:00 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(sm) Launches New QUITPLAN® Services for all Minnesotans

 Today, ClearWay Minnesota launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to...

Feb 26, 2014, 01:01 ET

Poll: Minnesotans strongly support prohibiting e-cigarette use indoors

 A poll released today shows that a strong majority of Minnesotans (79 percent) support prohibiting e-cigarette use indoors in places where...

Jan 28, 2014, 15:45 ET

Legislators discuss protecting Minnesota's most vulnerable children by providing smoke-free foster care

 The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee heard testimony in support of HF1966 today, a bill that would make foster care homes...

Jan 17, 2014, 05:00 ET
50 years of tobacco control in Minneosta.  (PRNewsFoto/ClearWay Minnesota)

New Surgeon General's report on smoking marks 50 years of fighting tobacco

Today, the U.S. Surgeon General's Office will release a new report on smoking and health. The report, which comes 50 years after the first ever...

Jan 13, 2014, 10:04 ET

Smoke-free foster-care legislation would protect Minnesota's most vulnerable children

 David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to a bill requiring that Minnesota...

Jan 13, 2014, 10:02 ET

ClearWay Minnesota thanks Reps. Halverson and Kahn for upholding standard of clean indoor air, protecting kids

 David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to bills introduced by Representative...

Sep 13, 2013, 14:22 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Funded Study Helps Loved Ones Quit Smoking

A statewide study is testing a novel idea – teaching non-smokers new ways to approach and support a friend or family member about their...

Jul 24, 2013, 01:01 ET

Dramatic Increase in QUITPLAN® Services After Tobacco Tax Hike

The recent tobacco tax increase has encouraged a lot of Minnesotans to think about quitting smoking. QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking...