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The mission of Tobacco Free North Dakota is to improve and protect the public health of all North Dakotans by reducing the serious health and economic consequences of tobacco use, the state's number one cause of preventable disease and death.
With reductions in funding and the closure of BreatheND (with the repeal of 2008’s Measure 3), the support of our Partners and Members is crucial for us to be able to continue our fight for North Dakota’s first tobacco free generation!
Tobacco Free North Dakota is focused on building partnerships with individuals who and organizations which support tobacco prevention efforts and policy changes that protect the public from the dangers of tobacco use.
Parks ponder playground tobacco ban
Mandan and Bismarck park systems will consider making their green space smoke-free next week. The Mandan Park Board, which surveyed its park users, will revisit the issue at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Both park entities were approached by the Go! Bismarck-Mandan Coalition to remove tobacco from the play areas. The group will make its pitch to […]
House rejects tobacco prevention budget
A narrow House majority voted down the budget for the North Dakota Center For Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy on Thursday. “We’ll get that back and get that through tomorrow (Friday),” said Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo. The House voted against Senate Bill 2024 Thursday morning by a 46-47 vote. A motion to reconsider the […]
How Obama’s tobacco tax would drive down smoking rates
By Sarah Kliff, Washington Post President Obama’s proposal to nearly double the federal tobacco tax would help fund a universal pre-K program. And, if history is any guide, it would likely have a marked impact on driving down the country’s smoking rates. “Increasing the price of tobacco is the single most effective way to discourage […]