Tobacco is still a problem.
While the overall smoking rate in Minnesota has decreased dramatically over the last two decades, there are populations that continue to experience high levels of commercial tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
In an effort to reduce commercial tobacco use in these populations, the Center for Prevention has committed $2.8 million in Communities Eliminating Tobacco Inequities funding through 2018. This funding supports the work of organizations that focus on community-driven, culturally specific efforts that will raise awareness and influence policy.
Learn more about the organizations we fund and their projects that will make a difference in the health of Minnesotans.