Resources

Many national and Minnesota-based organizations provide a wealth of information on tobacco-related topics. Here are a few places to get more information:

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The website resources include information on quitting smoking, tobacco-free community spaces, the Great American Smokeout and information on the links between tobacco and cancer.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The website resources include information on regulation of tobacco products, tobacco taxes and cessation.

Association for Nonsmokers-MN
The Association for Nonsmokers-MN is dedicated to reducing the human and economic impacts of tobacco. The website resources include factual information about various tobacco products, smoke-free housing, tobacco-free campuses, tobacco-free parks and tobacco industry marketing.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force working to reduce the harm of tobacco both nationally and around the world. The website resources include factsheets about tobacco, the latest tobacco-related news and informational on tobacco use around the world.

Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention – Smoking & Tobacco Use
The CDC provides scientific and health information to protect our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats. The website resources include factsheets, use data and statistics and information on tobacco use disparities.

Center For Prevention Minnesota
The Center for Prevention Minnesota is a program of Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota that tackles the leading causes of preventable disease in Minnesota, including tobacco use and healthy eating. The website resources include tobacco-related facts and tobacco policy in Minnesota.

ClearWay℠ Minnesota
ClearWay℠ Minnesota’s mission is to enhance life in Minnesota by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, advocacy and collaboration. The website resources include in-depth information on tobacco’s harms, smoking cessation and policy.

Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health’s mission is to protect the health of all Minnesotans. The website resources include data and reports on tobacco use in Minnesota and information on tobacco prevention and control efforts in the state.

Minnesotans for a Smoke Free Generation
Minnesotans for a Smoke Free Generation is a coalition of Minnesota-based organizations that share a goal of saving Minnesota youth from a life of tobacco addiction. The website resources include information on current tobacco-related policy initiatives in Minnesota.

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network focuses on tobacco control leadership, expertise and promotion in the African American community. The website resources include information on menthol tobacco and the latest national news in tobacco control.

Public Health Law Center
The Public Health Law Center is a Minnesota-based organization with the mission to advance public health through the power of law. The website resources include information on tobacco-related legal cases and policy.

Shift MN
Shift MN advocates for healthier lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. The website resources include a blog written by young people and information on tobacco industry targeting of members of the LGBTQ community.

Wellshare International East African Smoke-Free Program
The East African Smoke-Free program is a program of Wellshare International, working to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and secondhand smoke among Somali and East African children, youth, and adults. The website resources include information on tobacco and smoke-free policies and education materials from the East African community.