Entries by Andrew Horn

TFND Announces Special Edition of Video Essay Scholarship Contest

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the passage North Dakota’s Smoke-Free Air Law, Tobacco Free North Dakota is announcing a special version of our 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 […]

TBIJ: Philip Morris Misleading the Public About Nicotine in Heated Tobacco

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism released a new report showing heated tobacco products from Philip Morris has significantly more nicotine than previously thought. The product claims to have 0.5 milligrams of nicotine per stick, but testing showed it has 4 mg of nicotine per stick. To read the full analysis, click here.

Badlands Symposium Materials

Here are the slideshows from the Badlands Symposium presentations. Each can be accessed by clicking on the name: Badlands Symposium_Pharmacist Providers Badlands Symposium_TFND_SmokeFreeAirLaw and This Is Quitting Badlands Symposium_Behavioral Health

Big Tobacco Pushes “Cash for Vape” In Australian Pharmacies

News broke that big tobacco companies are trying to push a “Cash for Vape” program with Australian pharmacists to encourage them to prescribe and distribute vaping devices and product. This is an incredibly devious plan and further proves that vaping is big tobacco in digital form. To read the response from the Royal Australian College […]

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 […]