Working to build healthy, tobacco-free communities for the next generation.

Crave the Change has been working to reduce tobacco’s harm and curb tobacco use across Central Minnesota for over 10 years. We concentrate our work in Benton, Crow Wing, Morrison, Stearns, Sherburne, Todd and Wadena Counties. We also work with partners throughout the state to advance efforts to decrease tobacco’s harm all across Minnesota.

Crave the Change strives to reduce tobacco’s harm in Central Minnesota. Our focus areas are: policy change to keep kids from starting to use tobacco, reducing secondhand smoke exposure, and helping people who use tobacco quit.

Crave the Change works to empower MN youth to move from targets of Big Tobacco to advocates against BIG Tobacco!

Stats Section


of addicted smokers start before age 21


smoking-related deaths in Minnesota each year


annual excess health care costs in Minnesota each year caused by smoking

1 in 5

deaths are due to tobacco use

Health Risks

Tobacco Use in MN

Tobacco is still a problem all across the state and here in Central Minnesota.

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Youth and Tobacco

Nearly 95% of addicted smokers start by the time they turn 21.

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Secondhand Smoke

No level of secondhand smoke exposure is safe.

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The long-term impact of e-cigarette use is unknown.

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Partnering for Change Statewide

Crave the Change works with partners throughout the state to decrease tobacco’s harm.

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Engaging Communities to Protect Our Youth

Let’s keep today’s kids from becoming tomorrow’s tobacco statistics.

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Reducing Secondhand Exposure

Reducing secondhand exposure to smoke and e-cigarette vapor.

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Helping in Quitting

You can quit…we can help!

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