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
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 1:30 PM
THE NEW FORTY Yeah, I kinda' figured that.
I started the day feeling good about myself. I felt like a bright, shiny red balloon with a beautiful colorful cascading ribbon. I was floating along happily and effortlessly without a care.
That did... Posted on 10/17/12 at 9:42 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Adolescent years suicide risk factors
Thinking midstream (adolescent years)
What might be the midstream malleable predictors of risk for suicide?
Early and current smoking
Dose response, MORE smoking = MORE suicide risk, controlling ... Posted on 10/10/12 at 10:03 AM
REAL MONEY The Real Cost of Smoking
Anyone who smokes knows that the cost of cigarettes can be a major expenditure depending on how much they smoke. And anyone who smokes knows it would be better for their health if they quit. But tobac... Posted on 7/12/12 at 6:54 AM
Smokers younger than 21 in the nation's biggest city will soon be barred from buying cigarettes after the New York City Council voted overwhelming Wednesday to raise the tobacco-purchasing age to higher than all but a few other places in the United States.
Jake Pearson and Jennifer Pelltz
, October 30, 2013
For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.
Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night. Confirming a proposal Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans unveiled earlier in the day on behalf of the governor, the Democratic leaders said they agree on the plan.
The University Senate has voted in favor of the ban. The Senate includes faculty, students and staff. University President Eric Kaler says a tobacco-free campus has become an expectation, rather than an innovation.
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