Today a new television ad directing Minnesota tobacco users to QUITPLAN Services began airing around the state. Using stop-motion animation, the ad highlights the understanding smokers will receive when they use the program.
Today the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2027, a bill that would add e-cigarettes into the existing Freedom to Breathe Act and create other restrictions for them. The bill will head to the full Senate for a floor vote in the coming weeks.
ClearWay Minnesota is seeking candidates for an open Research Program Manager position. The individual selected will manage research grants and lead dissemination activities. A master’s degree and three years’ related experience is required. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 18. Applicants should send cover letter and resume to Pamela Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week ClearWay Minnesota awarded grants totaling $561,004 to three organizations to improve how health care providers address tobacco use. Research shows that while 94 percent of Minnesota smokers say they are asked about their smoking by health practitioners, fewer than half are referred to quitting assistance. These grants will help ensure that addressing tobacco use is integrated into patients’ health care experiences.