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Oct 11, 2017, 10:59 ET Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco wins Upper Midwest Emmy

On Saturday night, Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco was named Best Topical Documentary of the year at the Upper Midwest Emmy awards gala in Bloomington,...


May 02, 2017, 22:28 ET Edina becomes first Minnesota city to raise tobacco age to 21

ClearWay MinnesotaSM praised the Edina City Council tonight for passing an ordinance that would prevent youth smoking by raising the tobacco age to...


Apr 20, 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...


Mar 20, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Jan 23, 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...


Jan 12, 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...


Nov 10, 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...


Sep 21, 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...


Jul 05, 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....


May 13, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


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 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:...


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...


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...