Fewer than 10 percent of high-schoolers smoke cigarettes—a 70 percent drop since 2000.

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Teen tobacco use has dropped to historic lows in Minnesota.

THE GOOD NEWS?

The number of Minnesota high-school students who smoke cigarettes has dropped — down to 24,000 in 2017, from more than 80,000 in 2000.

THE BAD NEWS?

While cigarette smoking has declined, more and more teens are using e-cigarettes. Together we can do more to stop kids from starting to chew, vape and smoke tobacco.


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We’ve taken important steps to lower the number of Minnesotans who smoke.


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FREEDOM TO BREATHE

The Freedom to Breathe Act was passed in 2007 making public places in Minnesota smoke-free.


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RAISE IT FOR HEALTH

As part of a statewide coalition, ClearWay Minnesota supported a statewide tobacco tax increase that took effect in 2013, raising the price of cigarettes by $1.60.


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 MINNESOTANS FOR A
SMOKE-FREE GENERATION

A coalition of leading health organizations dedicated to saving Minnesota’s youth from a lifetime of tobacco addiction.


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THE MINNESOTA SIMSMOKE STUDY
The SimSmoke study found that tax increases, smoke-free policies, media campaigns, youth access laws and cessation treatment created a 29 percent drop in smoking in Minnesota between 1993 and 2011.