STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Study: Smoking bans had no economic impact
A study released Monday indicates Grand Forks restaurant, truck stop and bars sales were not affected by smoking bans implemented in 2005 and 2010.
Sponsored by the Grand Forks Tobacco Free Coalition... Posted on 3/5/13 at 9:20 PM
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU Staff Senate Approves Smoking Ban
North Dakota State University Staff Senate has voted to support a campus smoking ban. A smoke-free campus is being considered through the proposed NDSU Policy 153.
The Staff Senate voted 35 to 23 to s... Posted on 11/9/09 at 4:25 AM
Smoking will be a little trickier at this year's Minnesota State Fair. A new rule limits smoking to 18 stations set up around the fairgrounds. Smokers will no longer be allowed to light up while walking down Dan Patch Avenue.
Grand Forks restaurant and bar sales were unaffected by two smoking bans approved in the past decade, according to a new economic study. Instead, outside factors such as growth in Grand Forks’ economy and a strengthened Canadian dollar pointed to an increase in restaurant and bar sales.
A Minnesota senator says there's no reason actors should subject the audience to tobacco fumes or glorify smoking on stage, and she has introduced a bill that would ban the practice in theatrical productions.
Grand Forks’ public smoking ban became stricter Monday night after the City Council voted unanimously to pass changes to comply with new state laws. Changes to the city ban will go into effect Friday, while the statewide smoking ban passed in the November election will be implemented Thursday.
North Dakotans appeared Tuesday night to approve Measure 4, an initiative that will ban smoking in indoor workplaces across the state. As of 10:50 p.m., with 340 of 426 precincts reporting, the measure was leading by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent, or 141,138 votes to 72,911 votes.
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