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ND tops in nation in funding tobacco programs

December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A coalition of public health organizations says North Dakota is tops in the nation in funding programs to prevent children from smoking and to help smokers quit. South Dakota isn’t far from the top.

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ND tops in nation in funding tobacco programs

December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A coalition of public health organizations says North Dakota is tops in the nation in funding programs to prevent children from smoking and to help smokers quit. South Dakota isn’t far from the top.

The report says North Da…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Anti-smoking initiative grapples with new technology

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — From the 2007 Freedom to Breathe Act that banned smoking in indoor public spaces to recent tax hikes on tobacco products, Minnesota health care agencies continue their efforts to reduce tobacco use. And while those efforts never stop, the…continue reading on dglobe.com

Panel sides with ND in tobacco money dispute

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK An arbitration panel has sided with North Dakota in a dispute over payments from a 1998 multistate settlement with tobacco companies, ending a decade-long legal fight, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Thursday. Continue Reading

Minnesota achieves highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales

May 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota last year achieved a 99 percent compliance rate, its highest ever, with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under 18 years old. Continue Reading

Anti-tobacco funding restored

April 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK After two failed attempts, House lawmakers passed a bill to fund the Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee. Continue Reading

House vote sends message to tobacco community

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House lawmakers shot down two attempts Thursday to fund the Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee. Senate Bill 2024 was defeated by one vote, and an attempt to reconsider it later did not garner enough support. Continue Reading

Letter: We need to to get tougher yet on tobacco

April 22, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Today we met with legislators from our Senate district on the “Raise It for Health” issue. We support an increase to tobacco products to stop young kids from starting and to encourage smokers to quit. Continue Reading

Letter: Fears of tobacco black market are unfounded

April 4, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

In a recent article in the Daily Globe (“In border town, Dayton’s budget faces skepticism”), it was noted that there are some concerns over raising the tobacco tax because of fear of a black market developing. Continue Reading

Expect more tobacco-free zones soon

April 4, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

If you think tobacco problems have been snuffed out, think again.
Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. and throughout the world, according to Amy Reineke, health educator with Douglas County Public Health. Continue Reading