Latest News: Crave The Change

Consider this: Just outlaw tobacco

Sunday’s edition of the St. Cloud Times showcased an editorial on BIG Tobacco.    The city of St. Cloud is considering whether to increase the age to buy tobacco in the city to 21. Really, though, if elected and professional officials of any government wanted to do what’s best for their constituents, they would simply outlaw…

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WJON – St. Cloud Considers Tobacco 21

Earlier this month the council asked city administrators to prepare an ordinance amendment. In May Edina adopted an ordinance restricting the sale of tobacco and tobacco related products to people under the age of 21. In late August Dr. Julie Anderson and representatives from the CentraCare Health Foundation organization, Crave the Change, gave a presentation outlining their recommendation…

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SCSU Story: Changing the Smoking Age from 18 to 21

Crave the Change was showcased on St. Cloud State University’s new channel, UTVS, yesterday! Our coordinator, Meghan Bown, spoke on our current Tobacco 21 campaign. Click here to digitally sign postcard in support for the Tobacco 21 campaign. Businesses can also be involved by endorsing the policy option here. UTVS or University Television Station began operations…

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St. Cloud Doctor Continues Push to Raise Tobacco Age

ST. CLOUD — Over 40 central Minnesota health organizations have signed on to the idea that our area should raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. At the St. Cloud Area Joint Cities Meeting Tuesday night, Doctor Julie Anderson with the St. Cloud Medical Group made the case in favor of raising the…

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Advocates Push to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Local grassroots efforts to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 in the Greater St. Cloud area was showcased in the St. Cloud Times this Sunday. Read the full editorial here. Check out the promotional video below! Want to know more? Make your way to our Tobacco 21 education page. Want to join the movement?…

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New Tobacco and E-Cigarette Regulations in Sartell

This policy change came the same day the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced the results of its 2016 Minnesota Student Survey, showing youth smoking hitting historic lows. Results showed that traditional cigarette smoking among both 11th and 9th grade students fell by nearly one third since the survey was last conducted in 2013.  The…

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