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Jan 06, 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...

Nov 19, 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...

Nov 13, 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...

Sep 22, 2015, 15:39 ET

Ramsey County Protects Clean Air by Restricting E-Cigarettes and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Today the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance by a vote of six to one prohibiting e-cigarette use throughout the county...

Sep 17, 2015, 12:47 ET

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Board installs new officers

 Yesterday saw the Annual Meeting of ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization that works to reduce the harm tobacco...

Sep 15, 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:...

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...