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2014-06-04 16:25:58

Use of free quit-smoking service jumps after launch of new tools and easier access MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 3, 2014, ClearWay Minnesota(SM) launched a new suite of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. In the three months following the launch (March through May) more than 5,400 Minnesotans have received tools and support to help them quit smoking. This number nearly matches the total number of...

2014-05-21 16:27:30

Studies will explore tobacco cessation, smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will examine topics including tobacco cessation among African American smokers, various smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure among children. The grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, the Center for Energy and...

2014-03-20 12:33:33

Funding to improve health care systems for addressing tobacco use MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting on March 19, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved three grants to advance health systems changes to ensure that addressing tobacco use is fully integrated into the health care experience for patients. ClearWay Minnesota works to make sure all Minnesotans have access to comprehensive quit-tobacco services. Priorities include ensuring that all health insurance...

2014-03-03 08:30:16

New tools, easier access and free patches, gum or lozenges to help tobacco users quit MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. The new services now include free access to text messages, email support, a downloadable quit guide and free "starter kits," which provide a two-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help...

2014-01-17 04:20:50

ClearWay MinnesotaSM looks to next steps in reducing tobacco's harm MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Surgeon General's Office will release a new report on smoking and health. The report, which comes 50 years after the first ever Surgeon General's report on smoking, will cover the history of tobacco use over the last half-century, share new findings on health effects from smoking and discuss how to end the continuing tobacco use epidemic. (Photo:...

2014-01-13 12:27:19

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to a bill requiring that Minnesota foster-care homes be smoke-free, introduced by Representative Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester). "Foster families provide care to some of the most vulnerable children in our state," said Willoughby. "We applaud Representative Liebling for taking an important step to protect them from the dangers of...

2014-01-13 12:27:18

Legislation would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act, place products behind counters ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to bills introduced by Representative Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan) and Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) that would treat e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes under the Freedom to Breathe Act, Minnesota's smoke-free policy....


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