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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Settlement
Date:5/6/2008

Significant progress has been made in reducing the harm of tobacco in

Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow marks the 10-year anniversary of Minnesota's historic settlement with the tobacco industry. The settlement and the trial leading up to it made national headlines for exposing millions of tobacco industry documents and for creating ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to eliminating the harm tobacco causes Minnesotans.

Funded with 3 percent of the settlement, ClearWay Minnesota has achieved significant milestones during the past decade, including comprehensive cessation services for all Minnesotans, a strong statewide smoke-free law and a nationally respected research program. ClearWay Minnesota remains the only organization of its kind in the country.

"After a decade, Minnesotans should be proud of the enduring legacy of our settlement," said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota. "It not only exposed the tobacco industry's decades-long history of deceitful tactics to the nation, but it created a long-term framework for reducing the harm of tobacco in Minnesota."
For the past decade, ClearWay Minnesota has been serving Minnesotans by:

-- Helping more than 12,700 Minnesotans successfully quit through our

QUITPLAN(R) Services programs;

-- Advancing tobacco research by providing millions of dollars in grants

to Minnesota institutions;

-- Serving populations that are the hardest hit by the harm of tobacco;

-- Creating award-winning media campaigns that have impacted people's

attitudes and beliefs about quitting and the dangers of secondhand

smoke; and

-- Protecting people from secondhand smoke through education and public

policy work.

"The ultimate legacy of the settlement will be healthier Minnesotans for generations to come," concluded Willoughby.

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) is an independent, non-profit organization that improves the health of Minnesotans by reducing the harm caused by tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota serves Minnesota through its grant-making program, through QUITPLAN(R) Services and through statewide outreach activities. It is funded with 3 percent of the state's 1998 tobacco settlement.

For more information on QUITPLAN Services, call 952-767-1400 or visit http://www.clearwaymn.org.


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