Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 12

Reduce disparities in commercial tobacco use


12.1 Establish consistent and reliable funding for tobacco control at the level recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund best practices in tobacco control

12.2 Create partnerships to develop and implement community driven solutions to eliminate nicotine dependence

12.3 Advocate for policies to create indoor and outdoor environments free of tobacco and e-cigarettes

12.4 Collect data on commercial tobacco use and tobacco related disease from communities that have high rates of tobacco use, employing sufficiently large and culturally appropriate sampling strategies


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


A strategy action group has formed to work on Strategy 12.3. For more information visit their group page.

At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:


Original Cancer Plan Prevention workgroup draft objective on nicotine dependence inequalities.

Prevention workgroup page.


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Measure: Percent of Minnesotans with no education beyond high school who smoke
Data Source: Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey
Baseline: 21.7% (2014) Target: 18.5%