ANSR celebrated a successful 13-year tenure of Brittany McFadden, an innovator in the smoke-free air movement.


Supporting Smoke-Free Foster Care

LAAMPP fellow Jack Ayim testifies in support of smoke-free foster care at the state capitol.


Breathing Smoke-free Air

In 2013 Live Smoke Free and its partners assisted in the adoption of smoke-free policies in more than 70 multi-unit housing properties.


Youth and E-cigarettes

The number of middle and high school students who have tried e-cigarettes and the number who have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days doubled in one year.


Steps Toward Tobacco-free

Tobacco-Free Campuses works with universities and colleges in the Twin Cities to implement tobacco-free policies.


Protecting all Minnesotans from the Dangers of Tobacco

Saying thank you

ANSR recently said goodbye and thank you to Live Smoke Free program director Brittany McFadden, who spent 13 years at ANSR and was an innovator in the smoke-free air movement. Read more about this.


Hot off the presses!

The Ramsey Tobacco Coalition, a program of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota, is teaming up with state advocates to protect foster care children from exposure to tobacco smoke. Read about this work at the state level here. Ramsey County Commission Board passed a resolution to implement it in the county. Read about that here.


Current issues

  • Electronic cigarettes are becoming a big issue. Click here to see our fact sheet. To request an informational article for your newsletter, please contact Chris Turner.

  • Little cigars and cigarillos are problematic because of the easy access for youth and the low prices. Read more about it here. To request an informational article for your newsletter, please contact Chris Turner.


About us

The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments are to reduce the number of young smokers and to continuously advocate for the rights and health of nonsmokers.

In 1975, ANSR helped pass the nation's first comprehensive state clean indoor air legislation. ANSR has continued to play a leading role in shaping tobacco policy by:

  • Restricting sales of tobacco products to youth.
  • Advocating for smoke-free work sites, restaurants, and multi-housing.
  • Creating tobacco-free environments in outdoor recreational settings.
  • Developing best practices for assisting military veterans with smoking cessation.


How you can help:

ANSR is driven by its membership base. You can help us continue our work to make Minnesota tobacco free. Support our efforts by becoming an ANSR member (membership is tax deductible). Visit the membership page to learn more about becoming an ANSR member.


ANSR's Annual Garage and Plant Sale!

Every year, ANSR hosts a traditional garage & plant sale. This is ANSR's top fundraiser! The sale is usually held in May. Look for more information on how to donate and how to shop our sale on the Sale Page.

Become A Member! Join ANSR

We invite members of the community to join our efforts by becoming an ANSR member

Share Your Smoke-Free Story

We love to hear positive smoke-free stories. Please share your story with us!

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