The Minneapolis Healthy Living Initiative works with community partners to create opportunities for everyone to eat healthy, be physically active, and live tobacco free.

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Healthy Living News and Current Events

Planning for this year's growing season is just around the corner! Did you know that community gardens, market gardens, and urban farms can use City water to care for their property? Find out more information here.

On December 5, 2014, the Minneapolis City Council passed ordinance 2014-Or-112, regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places and places of employment. To help restaurants, businesses and other worksites inform people about the new law, the Minneapolis Health Department will provide free window decals that indicate smoking use of electronic cigarettes) is prohibited indoors. To get a decal, email To learn more about e-cigarettes, read the fact sheet here.


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Last updated Nov 10, 2015