Crave the Change concentrates our policy work in Central Minnesota, including; 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.
We are part of a coalition of leading healthcare, public health and other organizations from around the state who make up Minnesotans for Smoke-Free Generation. We share a common goal of saving Minnesota youth from a lifetime of addiction to tobacco.
Raising the Tobacco Age to 21
One of our key initiatives is raising awareness about how raising the tobacco age to 21 will save lives here in Central Minnesota and all across the state.Learn more
Keeping Prices High
We also focus on keeping tobacco prices high – tax cuts make tobacco products easier for young people to purchase. And high prices encourage current tobacco users to quit.Learn more
Restricting the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
Menthol, candy and fruit-flavored tobacco products are attractive to kids and can lead to a lifetime of tobacco addiction and disease. Restricting their sale to adult only stores would help keep kids from starting to use these tobacco products.Learn more
Funding tobacco prevention program
Tobacco prevention efforts are proven way to reduce tobacco use, especially among populations specifically targeted by the tobacco industry, including youth and diverse communities.Learn more