Minnesota has been a national leader in passing laws to prevent children from smoking, help adults quit, and to regulate tobacco industry practices. All of these measures have reduced cancer's impact on our state. Still, tobacco remains a major health problem.
Every year, tobacco use in Minnesota costs our state more than 6,000 lives and $3.19 billion in avoidable medical expenses.
There are 102,000 kids now under 18 and alive in Minnesota who will ultimately die prematurely from smoking.
The tobacco industry spends more than $100 million marketing their products each year in Minnesota.
What We're Doing
ACS CAN is working to reduce and prevent tobacco use in Minnesota.
Has tobacco use impacted your life, or the life of a family or friend? Share your story and help us in our work to fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs and end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and e-cigarettes in Minnesota.