Get Involved

Crave the Change relies on people like you, constituents of Central Minnesota, to stand up against tobacco and support initiatives that will improve the health of themselves and their communities. We would love to hear from you and help you get involved in the fight to reduce tobacco’s harm in Minnesota.

 

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Check out a few ways to get involved:

  • Find your elected official

    Find your elected official

    Your state legislators represent you, so they want to hear from you! Don’t know who is your voice at the State Capitol? Find out here. Then come back and check out our toolkits below to learn how to speak with elected officials effectively about reducing tobacco’s harm in Minnesota!

    For most local municipality contacts, you can go to your city or county website and it will list the contact information for your City Councilmembers and County Commissioners.

    [Elected Officials Toolkit]
  • Tobacco 21 Toolkit

    Tobacco 21 Toolkit

    A movement to raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21 is gaining momentum across the country. Already two states and nearly 250 cities and counties across the United States have made this life-saving move. Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 will help keep cigarettes and other tobacco products out of our high schools because while there are plenty of 18 year olds in high school, there aren’t any 21 year olds. Reducing social access to tobacco products will save lives. In fact, experts say 25% fewer 15-to-17-year-olds will start to smoke if the tobacco age is raised to 21 A national survey shows that 75% of adults favor increasing the minimum sale age for tobacco to 21.

    [Link to Tobacco 21 Toolkit]
  • E-Cigarette Toolkit

    E-Cigarette Toolkit

    The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in indoor public spaces; however, the use of e-cigarettes is not prohibited everywhere smoking is not allowed. We don’t know the long-term health effects of e-cigarette use or secondhand exposure. Studies have shown carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals in e-cigarette vapor. We urge cities and counties to adopt ordinances to prohibit e-cigarette use where smoking is already prohibited, ban sampling of e-cigarettes in stores and prevent the proliferation of “vape lounges”.

    [Link to E-cigarette toolkit]
  • Meet some of our advocates

    Meet some of our advocates!

    [Three photo buttons that say “Meet [Name]” that link to pages with the advocate stories.]

    Need page for or PDF of Tobacco 21 Toolkit

    A movement to raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21 is gaining momentum across the country. Already two states and nearly 250 cities and counties across the United States have made this life-saving move.

    Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 will help keep cigarettes and other tobacco products out of our high schools because while there are plenty of 18 year olds in high school, there aren’t any 21 year olds. Reducing social access to tobacco products will save lives. In fact, experts say 25% fewer 15-to-17-year-olds will start to smoke if the tobacco age is raised to 21

    A national survey shows that 75% of adults favor increasing the minimum sale age for tobacco to 21.

    [Need content for TOBACCO 21 Toolkit] [Need page for or PDF of E-Cigarettes Toolkit]
  • Elected Official Toolkit

    Elected Official Toolkit – E-Cigarette Ordinances

    The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in indoor public spaces; however, the use of e-cigarettes is not prohibited everywhere smoking is not allowed.

    We don’t know the long-term health effects of e-cigarette use or secondhand exposure. Studies have shown carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals in e-cigarette vapor.

    We urge cities and counties to adopt ordinances to prohibit e-cigarette use where smoking is already prohibited, ban sampling of e-cigarettes in stores and prevent the proliferation of “vape lounges”.

    Contact Crave the Change for more information, to get a printed copy of the toolkit, or with any questions you may have.