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Tobacco Free Minneapolis: Current Initiatives 

The Minneapolis Health Department works to protect residents from secondhand smoke, prevent youth tobacco use, and connect people to resources to help them quit smoking


Tobacco Prevention: Menthol Flavored Tobacco Products
This newest info sheet explains the health risks and prevalence of menthol tobacco products (Provided by the Minnesota Department of Health).


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Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and electronic cigarettes 

Assisting rental properties in establishing tobacco-free building policies and supporting implementation of the Minneapolis e-cigarette ordinance

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Preventing youth tobacco use

Reducing youth access to cheap flavored tobacco products through mass media and local policy changes

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Helping people quit smoking

Connecting smokers to resources to help them quit


Tobacco use is still a problem in Minneapolis:

  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death
  • Adult smoking rates are dramatically higher in low-income neighborhoods, and specific racial & cultural populations, compared to Minneapolis overall
  • Youth are particularly vulnerable - 81% of life-long smokers in Minnesota start before age 18
  • There is no safe level of second-hand smoke

Explore tobacco-free living tips and resources:

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Last updated Apr 15, 2016