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Teen tobacco use has dropped to historic lows in Minnesota.

  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2002

The number of Minnesota
middle school and high school
students who use tobacco has
dropped – down to 55,000 from
83,387 in 2008 and 118,000
in 2002.

But, that’s still too many
Minnesota teens using tobacco.
Especially since 3 out of 4 youth
smokers go on to become
adult smokers. We can do more
to greatly lower that number.

The number of Minnesota
middle school and high school
students who use tobacco has
dropped – down to 55,000 from
83,387 in 2008 and 118,000
in 2002.

But, that’s still too many
Minnesota teens using tobacco.
Especially since 3 out of 4 youth
smokers go on to become
adult smokers. We can do more
to greatly lower that number.

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

FREEDOM TO BREATHE

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

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.

 MINNESOTANS FOR A
SMOKE-FREE GENERATION

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.