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Jul 16, 2015, 16:06 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) grants to bring cessation help to low-income tobacco users

 The ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors today approved five new grants to community-based organizations serving Minnesotans of low...

Jul 16, 2015, 13:40 ET
QUITPLAN(R) Services QuitCash Challenge(TM)

$5,000 Awarded to QuitCash Challenge™ Winner

 Michelle Runge of Grand Rapids, Minn., was one of more than 3,400 Minnesotans who entered The QuitCash Challenge, a quit and win contest...

Jul 07, 2015, 13:08 ET

ClearWay Minnesota statement: Study finds most Americans support raising tobacco purchase age to 21

The results of a new nationwide study published today in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found three out of four Americans support...

May 21, 2015, 14:47 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) to help low-income smokers get quitting assistance

 Yesterday the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors approved eight new grants aimed at linking smokers of low socioeconomic status to quitting...

Mar 19, 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...

Jan 22, 2015, 01:01 ET

Research: Minnesota's Smoking Rate Falls to 14.4 Percent

  Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) show that Minnesota is continuing to make progress in reducing...

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...