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
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 2:23 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 2:45 PM
North Dakota is ranked first in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and to help smokers quit, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of public health organizations.
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
Early Minnesota Department of Revenue numbers show cigarette stamp sales dropped more than 35 percent this July compared to July a year ago. Tobacco stamp sales for August were down 12 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
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.
Minnesota just raised its cigarette tax by $1.60 per pack, leaving me in envy our neighbor’s efforts to help people quit smoking. By contrast, North Dakota ranks as one of the “best” states for cheap tobacco. North Dakota’s tobacco tax is outrageously low at a mere 44 cents per pack.
When the U.S. Senate began a hearing Tuesday on whether Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones should head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, senators critical of his nomination went after him.
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.
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