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.
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.
The Freedom to Breathe Act was passed in 2007 making public places in Minnesota smoke-free.
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.
A coalition of leading health organizations dedicated to saving Minnesota’s youth from a lifetime of tobacco addiction.
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.