Entries by Andrew Horn

Tobacco Free North Dakota Announces Video Essay Scholarship Contest Winners

We tried to narrow it down to one winner, but one is a lonely number. For the first time, Tobacco Free North Dakota (TFND) is awarding two $1,000 scholarships for the Video Essay Scholarship Contest. The two winners are Sidney Anderson of Lisbon and Amy Moylan of Bismarck. Anderson will be attending Northern State University […]

CNN: The fight against Covid-19 should also be the fight against tobacco

This story was posted on CNN’s website on June 3. The opinion piece was written by Kelly Henning, the director of public health at Bloomberg Philanthropies. She’s also a former professor of infectious disease at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and served as director of the Division of Epidemiology at the New York […]

Study: People with Diabetes who Smoke Have Higher Risk of Unplanned Medical Visits

TFND’s former president Dr. Eric Johnson was among the authors published in a study showing adult patients with diabetes who smoke have a higher risk of unplanned medical visits. Dr. Johnson says the study was a “Collaboration between University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Family and Community Medicine, UND […]

Community Readiness Survey Shows Startling Concerns About Tobacco in North Dakota

The 2019 Community Readiness Survey of North Dakota is showing adults across the state are deeply worried about tobacco use, particularly among youth. Just a few numbers in the survey show: 3 out of 4 (75 percent) of ND adults believe tobacco use is a moderate or serious problem among youth. Nearly 92 percent of […]

NY Ban on Flavored Tobacco Now Active

New York state’s law banning the sale of flavored tobacco went into effect on Monday, May 18. Below is a  statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: “New York’s historic law prohibiting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. This action is the right move to reverse skyrocketing youth use […]

WHO Statement on Tobacco Use and Covid-19

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19 Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections and increases the […]

Oakland Bans Sale of Flavored Tobacco

The City of Oakland (CA) unanimously approved a measure to bans the sale of all flavored tobacco products at all locations within the city. Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, posted this statement about the decision: “Oakland’s City Council today took an important step to protect the health of its kids by unanimously […]

City of Lincoln Passes T21 ordinance

The city of Lincoln passed a T21 ordinance during their April 30 meeting. TFND supports this measure for all of North Dakota’s cities and counties. The vote to change ordinance 12-07-12 Sale of Tobacco To and Possession, Sale or use by a person under the age of 21 ordinance was unanimous. The age for purchase […]