Entries by Nicole Ortega

Tobacco Prevention Youth Summit

130 students from across North Dakota gathered at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck to learn about tobacco prevention and to express their support. On cards they listed why they are not going to be a replacement customer for Tobacco Companies. #NotAReplacement  

Tobacco Free Day

The American Cancer Society coordinated with Tobacco Free North Dakota to plan an event for North Dakotan Students on Tobacco Free Day. Students from all across North Dakota gathered to meet with their legislators to talk about tobacco free policies. Here are the students listening to a presentation by Heather Austin, TFND Executive Director, before […]

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 […]