October 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS In the months since Minnesota raised taxes on tobacco products, more cigarettes were sold to retailers in North Dakota. And at the same time, it’s too early to tell whether the tax hike has reduced the number of smokers, one of its intended effects. Continue Reading
February 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic
If you’re thinking we schoolboys were demonstrating a pretty low level of maturity, sure, you’re right. Continue Reading
November 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A judge today blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.
September 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Obama administration is proposing a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes by airline passengers, saying there is a concern they may be harmful. Continue Reading
August 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Smokers in Minnesota start paying another penny a pack for cigarettes starting today as an annual adjustment in the state’s cigarette tax takes effect. Continue Reading
July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
As Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday, Minnesota has run out of desirable ways to address an increasingly damaging situation. Lawmakers are left to choose between bad and worse. Minnesota Republicans chose worse. Continue Reading
June 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use.
June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration today released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. The labels will take up the top half both front and back of a pack of cigarettes. Warning labels also must appear in advertisements and constitute 20 percent of an ad. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply. Continue Reading
November 13, 2010 in INFORUM
No bill sponsor yet for $2-per-pack increase
A newly formed group that intends to fight tax increases during North Dakota’s 2011 legislative session has set its sights on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax to $2 per pack. Continue Reading
November 10, 2010 in INFORUM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels that will take up half of each cigarette package.