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Dec 06, 2017, 11:01 ET Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Corrects Big Tobacco's Omissions in New Ad Campaign

Tobacco companies are being forced by court order to run ads revealing facts they long hid from the public about the dangers of smoking and...


Nov 28, 2017, 22:39 ET Plymouth Prioritizes the Health of Kids Over Big Tobacco Profits

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations working to reduce youth tobacco use, thanks the Plymouth City...


Nov 20, 2017, 15:39 ET Tobacco Companies Forced to Correct Lies About Deadly Products After Two-Decade Legal Battle

After nearly 20 years of litigation, tobacco companies are being forced to run ads highlighting information they long fought to keep from the...


Nov 06, 2017, 23:58 ET St. Cloud and Bloomington City Councils Put Kids above Tobacco Industry Profits; However, St. Cloud Mayor Pledges to Veto Life-Saving Measure

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations working to reduce youth tobacco use, thanks the St. Cloud City...


Nov 01, 2017, 17:56 ET Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation: St. Paul Leaders Choose Lives Over Big Tobacco Profits

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations working to reduce youth tobacco use, thanked the St. Paul City...


Sep 25, 2017, 10:03 ET Minnesota marks 10th anniversary of Freedom to Breathe Act

This week, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, marks the 10-year anniversary of the...


Aug 04, 2017, 12:16 ET Minneapolis to Big Tobacco: Enough is enough! Council acts to protect kids from lifetime of addiction to tobacco

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations working to prevent youth smoking in our state, thanked the Minneapolis...


May 26, 2017, 07:38 ET End of Session signals missed opportunity to help smokers and protect kids

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that both the House and...


May 24, 2017, 16:26 ET Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed...


May 04, 2017, 11:14 ET Legislation would raise Minnesota's smoking age to 21

Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) announced new legislation today – SF 2370 – that would decrease youth smoking by raising the sales age for tobacco...


Mar 23, 2017, 14:37 ET Health care leaders: Tax bill helps tobacco industry, hurts health

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 of Minnesota's leading health organizations, expressed their disappointment today about...


Jan 26, 2017, 09:57 ET New report shows smoking costs Minnesota $3 billion each year

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations working to prevent youth smoking in our state, responded to a new report...


Jan 12, 2017, 13:35 ET Health Coalition: Minnesota Must Pass Tobacco 21 Law

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations working to prevent youth smoking in our state, today reacted to research...


Dec 14, 2016, 13:51 ET Report: Minnesota should step up its commitment to helping adults quit, keeping youth from smoking

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, reacted to findings from a national report that...


Nov 01, 2016, 16:23 ET Good news, bad news: Fewer kids smoking, but still too many taking up the habit

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, voiced their cautious optimism about the results...


May 20, 2016, 19:29 ET Health Care Leaders: Tax Bill Helps Tobacco Industry, Hurts Minnesota Youth

 Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, expressed their disappointment today about...


May 03, 2016, 15:27 ET Minnesotans rally for policies that will create a smoke-free generation

 Concerned citizens and youth advocates rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol May 3, promoting ways to reduce youth smoking and save kids from...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:39 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth advocates participating in smoke-free generation event at the Capitol

 On Tuesday, May 3, concerned citizens and youth advocates from across the state will converge on the State Capitol to ask state legislators to...