HEALTHBEAT Tobacco use: still a problem
It's safe to say that over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been spent in the United States on reducing tobacco use.
It has had an impact. The number of adults who smoke has declined st... Posted on 11/15/12 at 2:30 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA A habit to break
By Denise Pinkney
Quitting smoking is one of the hardest habits to break. Thats probably why tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in North Dakota. Each year, 877 North Dakotans die p... Posted on 11/12/12 at 3:23 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS 'Kick Butts Day' is Wednesday, March 21 at UND, nationwide
In honor of Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 21, the Healthy UND Tobacco Free Campus Task Group is taking the opportunity to highlight the tobacco free campus policy and quit tobacco options.
Kick ... Posted on 3/20/12 at 3:45 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Cigarette smoking among adults
The Centers for Disease Control released a report today regarding adult smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Results: In 2009, 20.6% of U.S. adults aged... Posted on 9/7/10 at 2:19 PM
Minnesota's cigarette tax is about to go up, but a top lawmaker says the new rate won't be more than Wisconsin's. Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says the final tax could match the $2.52 per pack rate charged in Wisconsin. That's $1.29 more than Minnesota assesses now.
HCR 3033 is a resolution asking North Dakota to waste our state’s time and money to “study” whether products such as electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are safe alternatives for people who currently smoke traditional cigarettes.
North Dakota State University pharmacy student Paul Jilek said three years into his education, he’s already learned plenty about helping people give up smoking, but he said that same level of focus doesn’t seem to apply to all forms of tobacco
Overall drug use by Grand Forks students in grades seven to 12 increased slightly this year, the first time after more than a decade of decline. Twenty percent of these students reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days, which is 4 percent more than in 2010.
Canada's three largest tobacco companies are set to square off against a group of Quebec smokers in a landmark civil case that is considered the biggest in Canadian history, with up to $27 billion in damages and penalties at stake.
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