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"Local action by communities has proven to be effective in enforcing youth access legislation and reducing tobacco use among young persons. However, the tobacco industry has been equally successful in weakening local control and community involvement through state laws containing preemption provisions."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 3, 1995

Minnesota

All workplaces, restaurants and bars in Minnesota are 100% smokefree as of October 1, 2007. Minnesota's smokefree statewide victory built upon numerous local smokefree laws enacted around the state, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Golden Valley and Mankato. Read Minnesota's 100% smokefree law.

For more information about the Freedom to Breathe Act, including how to report a violation, visit Fresh Air Minnesota or call 1-800-798-9050.

Minnesota law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Minnesota.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

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