Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

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No Preemption

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"It's barely controlled chaos [at the local level]. We can't be everywhere at once. I give the anti-smoking people credit for their vision in that area."

Walker Merryman
Vice President, Tobacco Institute

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.

Minnesota's 2018 Legislative Session: February 20 - May 21


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