Learn more about the MN stance
on key tobacco policy issues
In late August and September, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation emailed a questionnaire to all candidates for the Minnesota Senate and House. A number of candidates met with members of the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation coalition and local residents to discuss commercial tobacco addiction. You can read your full candidates’ responses on this issue here
The survey was conducted to understand where candidates stand on the issues and to refine Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation’s approach on the key policy issues.
Candidates were advised that their answers may be used to educate coalition members, partner organizations and the public about candidates’ positions on top tobacco prevention issues.
The coalition is not making an endorsement of any candidates. This information is not meant to convey an endorsement of any respondents. The answers are provided verbatim and some candidates provided optional longer-form explanations.
Read responses to the following questions that were received before the September 27, 2020 deadline:
1. Do you support additional policies and/or funding to prevent youth tobacco addiction, help adults quit and address tobacco-related health disparities?
2. Do you support ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products that appeal to kids and contribute to health disparities, such as menthol cigarettes, cherry chew, grape cigars and flavored e-cigarettes?
3. Do you support increasing state funding for preventing youth tobacco use (including e-cigarettes) and services to help Minnesotans quit?
4. Do you support increasing tobacco prices and dedicating some of those funds to prevention and helping people quit?
5. Do you support the ability of local governments to pass strong tobacco prevention measures by opposing preemption policies that prevent local tobacco policies that are stronger than state law?
If you’re interested in learning more, check out MN For A SmokeFree Generation and the full article here. Be sure to look for your candidates responses!