Tobacco tax increase proposed in ND

by John Salling KFYR-TV North Dakota has the fourth lowest state tobacco tax in the country. Forty-four cents a pack, only Missouri, Virginia and Georgia have a lower tax. Tobacco Free NORTH DAKOTA says that tobacco related health problems are the leading cause of death in North Dakota. They proposed to the Interim Health Commission […]

The Great American Smoke Out

By Malique Rankin KX News Today is the Great American Smoke out– where thousands of Americans say no to cigarettes. The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and they’ve helped tobacco users quit smoking for more than 40 years. For people on the fence about quitting, the goal is to give them a day […]

Tobacco Free North Dakota announces its first annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest for all ND High School Seniors.

Tobacco Free North Dakota announces its first annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest for all ND High School seniors. TFND is a statewide non-profit that advocates for policies to prevent youth initiation to tobacco and nicotine products with the goal of creating North Dakota’s first tobacco free generation. We hope this scholarship contest encourages youth to […]

Letter: Keep tobacco firms away from kids

by Stephen McDonough, published Apr 23, 2017 in the Bismarck Tribune The fight to protect our kids from tobacco is facing new threats both here in North Dakota and in Congress. Our state lawmakers voted to eliminate BreatheND — also known as the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy — which has […]

Letter: Listen to Voters on Tobacco-Prevention Funding

Letter: Listen to voters on tobacco-prevention funding By Sarah Odegard on Jan 5, 2017 Grand Forks Herald When I cast my vote for North Dakota’s legislators, I expect they’ll bring my interests and values to the Capitol. But now that BreatheND’s funding is in under attack, I think maybe our legislators need a reminder about […]