Because of advocates like you, the State of Minnesota is celebrating the first anniversary on October 1 of all workplaces becoming smoke-free. Passage of the Freedom to Breathe Act is one of the most significant public health accomplishments in the history of Minnesota. As American Heart Association advocates, let's celebrate this great accomplishment by thanking our state legislators and Governor Pawlenty!
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The Minnesota Legislature passed the measure and it was signed into law by Governor Pawlenty with the recognition that there are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke. Today, Minnesota is a heart-healthier state thanks to the foresight of the legislature and the governor. Please take one minute to thank your legislators and Governor Pawlenty for this great public health victory!