The GiveMN Help Team is making planned system updates to our customer service software and will be unavailable to respond to help requests through the weekend while the updates are being made. If you send a help request through Sunday, it will be logged and we will reply to it at the beginning of next week. This update only affects the Help team, and all other site activity and giving will continue to take place as usual.

Association For Nonsmokers Minnesota

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota.

Protecting all Minnesotans from the Dangers of Tobacco

The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. Our core commitments are to reduce the number of young smokers and to continuously advocate for the rights and health of nonsmokers.

In 1975, ANSR helped pass the nation's first comprehensive state clean indoor air legislation. ANSR has continued to play a leading role in shaping tobacco policy by:

  • Restricting sales of tobacco products to youth.
  • Advocating for smoke-free work sites, restaurants, and multi-housing.
  • Creating tobacco-free environments in outdoor recreational settings.
  • Developing best practices for assisting military veterans with smoking cessation.


Our Programs

The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota is involved in many tobacco-related issues. Below are some of the topics we are currently working on. If you have questions about a tobacco-related issue that is not listed below, please contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Live Smoke Free: Smoke-free apartments, condominiums, and other multi-unit housing (Visit us at

Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation: Tobacco-free parks, fairgrounds, and other outdoor recreational areas (Visit us at

Ramsey Tobacco Coalition: Reducing the influences of tobacco advertising to youth (Visit us at

North Suburban Tobacco Compliance Check Program: Preventing the sale of tobacco to minors in suburban Ramsey County (Visit us at

Project WATCH: Working to decrease tobacco industry influences across the state (Visit us at

Tobacco-Free Campuses: Working to promote the adoption of tobacco-free policies at colleges and universities (Visit us at

Smoke-Free Hotels & Motels: A listing of smoke-free lodging in Minnesota (Visit us at


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