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The commissioner of health shall:
(1) provide assistance to workplaces to develop policies that promote nonsmoking and are
consistent with the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act;
(2) provide technical assistance, including design and evaluation methods, materials, and
training to local health departments, communities, and other organizations that undertake
community programs for the promotion of nonsmoking;
(3) collect and disseminate information and materials for smoking prevention;
(4) evaluate new and existing nonsmoking programs on a statewide and regional basis
using scientific evaluation methods;
(5) conduct surveys in school-based populations regarding the epidemiology of smoking
behavior, knowledge, and attitudes related to smoking, and the penetration of statewide smoking
control programs; and
(6) report to the legislature each biennium on activities undertaken, smoking rates in the
population and subgroups of the total population, evaluation activities and results of those
activities, and recommendations for further action.
History: 1Sp1985 c 14 art 19 s 14

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