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Smoke-free GF marks one year

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-tobacco group releases study on air quality improvement
Anti-tobacco activists in Grand Forks celebrated the first anniversary of the ban on smoking in bars and truck stops Monday with the release of a study that shows the ban has made a difference.
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CDC predicts smoking bans in every state by 2020

April 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal health officials based their prediction on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws. The American Heart Association said the CDC report brings good news but that advocates have a lot of work ahead of them. Continue Reading

Bismarck voters ban smoking in bars

April 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Smokers will no longer be able to light up in bars in Bismarck, and those who step outside for a puff will have to find their own shelter from the wind and cold. Continue Reading

Bismarck voters ban smoking in bars

April 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bismarck residents on Tuesday voted to ban smoking in bars and also rejected the idea of smoking huts for bar patrons who go outside to light up. Continue Reading

St. Cloud State moves closer to going entirely tobacco free

April 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Last month a task force recommended the St. Cloud State campus go completely smoke free by Aug. 1, 2012. Now the students have also voted in favor of that recommendation. Continue Reading

Bill to ban smoking in cars with kids receives ‘do not pass’ recommendation from committee

January 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota lawmakers are recommending “do not pass” for a bill that would ban smoking with kids in the car. <a href=”http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/191715/”>Continue Reading</a>

Minnesota proposal would allow smoking in bars

January 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to let bar patrons smoke again, more than three years after a statewide smoking ban took effect. Continue Reading

Students tell North Dakota lawmakers to ban smoking in cars

January 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota students and tobacco-free supporters gave state lawmakers an hour’s worth of reasons today as to why they should outlaw smoking with kids in the car. Continue Reading

More North Dakotans hope to kick the habit

December 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The number of North Dakotans who signed up for help in quitting smoking has jumped more than 80 percent since voters established a new agency to fight tobacco use, its director said Thursday. Continue Reading

Devils Lake bans smoking in city vehicles

December 11, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake Journal reports that the move came at the suggestion of Mayor Dick Johnson, who said it was hypocritical to have a ban on smoking in public places while still allowing employees to smoke in city-owned vehicles. Continue Reading