Public Policy & Advocacy

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The American Lung Association envisions a world free from lung disease. To make our vision a reality, we promote lung health and prevent lung disease through public policy.  Our advocacy work promotes legislation that strengthens tobacco prevention and control, clean air quality, asthma management and other lung health causes.

Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act & Freedom To Breathe

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In 2007, The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act was amended to prohibit smoking in virtually all indoor public places and indoor places of employment. » More

Cigarette Tax

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Raising the cigarette tax increases the price of cigarettes, thereby reducing the overall consumption. Tax increases benefit the state and its residents by balancing the budget, reducing smoking and ultimately decreasing the cost of smoking-related healthcare. » More

Take Action Now - Join our E-Advocacy Network

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E-Advocacy members will receive emailed Action Alerts on critical issues. If you wish to respond to an Action Alert, the Network will automatically fax a letter which can be edited by you to your legislators at no cost to you! » More

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

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The American Lung Association in Minnesota continues to lead statewide clean indoor air and tobacco control efforts. Together with our partners and coalition members we worked to keep tobacco issues as a legislative priority during the latest session. » More