Smoke Free Communities

We are working to improve the health of Minnesotans by promoting the reduction of tobacco use, and by connecting health professionals and the public to valuable resources, including information on smoking cessation and the effects of tobacco use, educational materials, and guidance on community-based tobacco prevention programs. Our work in tobacco prevention and control is focused on:

  • Preventing initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults.
  • Reducing current tobacco use among youth and adults.
  • Eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.
  • Continuing to provide leadership on tobacco prevention.

There are many ways to decrease exposure to tobacco in our community. Check out the links to the right on different proven strategies to make healthier smoke free communities.

To read about exciting partnerships related to tobacco in our area, click on the link below:

Smoke Free Community Partners

If you are interested in partnering with us to decrease tobacco exposure, we would love to hear from you. Contact Countryside SHIP.


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