Entries by Andrew Horn

New CDC Data Shows Costs of Tobacco in North Dakota

New CDC data shows that the cost of smoking nationally was more than $184 billion, including costs of $465 million in North Dakota. This is a first of its kind study to provide a detailed estimate to the costs of smoking. To read the study and appendix, follow the links below. Appendix_Cost of Smoking-Attributable Productivity […]

Members of US House, Senate Send Letters in Support of Menthol Ban

It is exciting to see so many members of Congress taking the menthol ban actions seriously and standing with us. Attached are two letters sent from various members of Congress to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We strongly support the FDA moving forward with a ban on menthol flavored products. These products disproportionately affect […]

TFND Submits Comment to FDA Regarding Menthol Ban

TFND submitted a comment to the FDA during the public comment period for the proposed menthol flavor ban. TFND supports this action as more and more research is showing how menthol is making it harder for those smoking cigarettes to quit, as well as menthol having a long history of targeting the African-American community. Below […]

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

The FDA, on back-to-back days, has announced major tobacco control measures. On Thursday, June 23, the FDA ordered JUUL Labs to remove ALL of their products from the shelves. This is a huge win for tobacco control advocates against JUUL, who was a major catalyst in starting the youth vaping epidemic. The full FDA release […]

KFYR-TV: ND’s ‘It’s Quitting Time’ campaign urges smokers to set a quit date

This story was published by KFYRTV in Bismarck about our third annual Quit Week. Quit Week is a statewide media campaign to raise awareness about quitting tobacco and the resources available to help them do it. We also thank Bismarck Burleigh Public Health for helping spread the message and all of our local public health […]

New Study Shows Cost of Vaping on US Healthcare

A new, first of its kind study is showing the damage vaping products have on US healthcare expenditures. According to the study, all adult e-cigarette use lead to higher healthcare usage and costs: $15 billion nationally and $2,024 per user. $1.3 billion of this total was attributed to exclusive e-product usage.   To read the […]

WHO: Tobacco Poisoning Our Planet

This article was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) detailing the damage tobacco production and pollution does to the environment. To read the report, click on the link below. Tobacco: Poisoning Our Planet WHO Report