Ask Minnesota lawmakers protect Minnesota's kids from Big Tobacco.
Our state needs to make fighting tobacco a priority by:
- Increasing tobacco prevention and cessation funding. Investing in tobacco prevention yields big returns by saving money and lives. 580,000 Minnesota adults still smoke and need help quitting. Our state can fund programs to prevent kids from starting tobacco and to help adults quit.
- Raising the tobacco sales age to 21. Nearly 95% of addicted adult smokers begin smoking before they turned 21. Raising the tobacco age will prevent 30,000 Minnesota kids from becoming smokers over the next 15 years
The evidence is clear: Minnesota still needs to prioritize tobacco prevention and control. Call on the candidates running for governor to protect our state’s young people and stand up to the tobacco industry by supporting policies to reduce the burden of tobacco in Minnesota.