The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that tobacco use and exposure is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Secondhand smoke impacts the health of users and nonusers alike. According to the 2006 Surgeon General’s report, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
The resources below can help to take steps towards living tobacco free.
Smoke-Free Housing A resource for renters to search for smoke-free housing options across Minnesota, and for property managers to research the benefits of going smoke-free. Property managers who wish to be included on the smoke-free housing list can do so at this link.
American Lung Association The American Lung Association works with experts around the United States to develop this online curriculum on how to implement a smoke-free policy in multi-unit housing properties.
ClearWay Minnesota ClearWay Minnesota is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Freedom From Smoking Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking through online and in-person guides and support communities.
QUITPLAN 1-888-354-7526 QUITPLAN offers free access to text, email, downloadable, and "starter kits" to help adult tobacco users quit. Quit coaches are available through the QUITPLAN Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Public Health Law Center The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides information about smoking regulations.