Entries by Andrew Horn

North Dakota Media Notices TFND and Partners Quit Week Efforts

There’s been a significant amount of media coverage surrounding Quit Week from TFND and our partners. We are so thrilled with the attention everyone is getting for this worthy cause! Below is a growing list of the media coverage received so far: Dr. Eric Johnson, Board Member of Tobacco Free North Dakota, is on Afternoons […]

Quit Week set for June 9-15

It’s Quitting Time in North Dakota, a statewide campaign aimed at increasing awareness about the risks associated with commercial tobacco and alternative nicotine products while also urging North Dakotans to commit to quitting. This marks the fifth year that Tobacco Free North Dakota and various tobacco prevention and control partners in the state have collaborated […]

Columbus and other Ohio cities sue to block ban on their tobacco regulations

Some states like California or Massachusetts are indicators for the future of tobacco policy in the United States. Others like Ohio are indicators of key battlegrounds in order to make progress. Ohio’s legislature passed a law banning local jurisdictions from enacting its own regulations on tobacco products. Those cities are now suing to block the […]


This isn’t the first time litigation has been needed to implement a needed rule or regulation. It is disappointing that it has gotten to this point. The FDA can end this by simply implementing the rule it has spent years finalizing. The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), […]

FDA’s graphic warning labels for cigarettes are constitutional, US appeals court rules

This is a huge win. Many other countries have pictorial warnings on tobacco products. We hope this momentum will continue. “A federal appeals court on Thursday said a U.S. government requirement that cigarette packs and advertisements contain graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking is constitutional, in a victory for the Biden administration and a […]

Big tobacco is trying to hide its greed behind ‘harm reduction’

The tobacco industry has a decades long history of doing whatever it can to keep itself profitable. Recently, they’ve been taking harm reduction, a necessary piece of public health, and trying to co-opt it for their products. No electronic products, dip, nicotine pouches, etc. are FDA approved to help a quit attempt. If you are […]

10-12th graders encouraged to apply for TFND Youth Board Seat

New to TFND is the addition of a TFND Youth Board Seat! This position is open for ND 10th, 11th and 12th graders to apply. Each term will be one year. This person will not be a voting member of the board but will be attending monthly meetings and presenting to our board about various […]