Colorado Sun: Colorado to Put Tobacco and Vaping Tax on Ballot

This story appeared in the Colorado Sun on June 11, 2020. Colorado lawmakers are looking at adding a measure to the November ballot to increase taxes on tobacco and vaping products. A full version of the story can be found here

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 […]