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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 its ...


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, 14:26 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, 00:01 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 kids...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:13 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 Dakota/Diné...


Sep 21, 2016, 02:06 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, 03:22 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 16, 2016, 03:10 ET ClearWay Minnesota: Proposed Legislation Would Knock Tobacco out of the Park in Minnesota

State Representative Mike Freiberg (45B) has introduced legislation that would prohibit the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco...


May 13, 2016, 02:00 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 Challenge, an...


Mar 17, 2016, 02:59 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 affect some ...


Jan 06, 2016, 08:15 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 tobacco...


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 a...


Nov 13, 2015, 05:43 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 products...


Sep 22, 2015, 03:39 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 wherever ...


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 use causes the...


Sep 15, 2015, 05:19 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: Camel Bold ...


Jul 16, 2015, 04:06 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 socioeconomic...


Jul 16, 2015, 01:40 ET $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 sponsored by ...


Jul 07, 2015, 01:08 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, 02:47 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 help....


Mar 19, 2015, 02:33 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 research....


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 tobacco use....