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May 16, 2016
U.S. top court rejects Philip Morris appeal of judgment in smoker's death
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Philip Morris USA's challenge to a $25 million Oregon jury verdict in favor of a man whose wife died of a lung cancer-related brain tumor after smoking the company's low-tar cigarettes. By rejecting the cigarette maker's...
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May 16, 2016 - 9:51am
May 5, 2016
U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to people under 18
NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of all e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18 and ordered manufacturers to submit these products to the regulatory agency for review. The FDA's regulation had been highly...
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May 5, 2016 - 9:28am
March 30, 2016
Ballot petition for tobacco tax hike approved for signatures
BISMARCK — Sponsors of a proposed measure that would raise tobacco taxes in North Dakota for the first time since 1993 can start gathering signatures to get it on the November ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Tuesday he has approved the petition for circulation. Backers...
March 30, 2016 - 7:02am
March 28, 2016
Eectronic cigarettes could see tax hike
GRAND FORKS—Heather Nelson is well-versed in the arguments over electronic cigarettes. Armed with a stack of printed news clippings behind the glass counter at her Grand Forks shop, SnG Vapor, she's adamant that the products her business sells helps smokers quit traditional...
March 28, 2016 - 6:40am
March 17, 2016
Cigarette tax could rise by $1.76
UPDATED with Jaeger receiving petition; PHOTO Raise it for Health North Dakota members American Lung Association in North Dakota North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council Tobacco Free North Dakota Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids North Dakota Nurses Association North Dakota Medical...
March 17, 2016 - 6:32am
March 16, 2016
New ballot measure could boost cigarette tax by $1.76 a pack
BISMARCK – A group frustrated with the North Dakota Legislature’s repeated refusal to raise tobacco taxes will attempt to put the issue to voters in November, announcing a ballot initiative Wednesday that would hike the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.76. The measure also would...
March 16, 2016 - 11:29am
March 15, 2016
Ballot initiative planned to increase North Dakota tobacco tax
BISMARCK – A coalition of partners is proposing a ballot measure to increase the tobacco tax in North Dakota, after state lawmakers defeated two efforts to raise the tax last year. The coalition, Raise it for Health North Dakota, will announce its plans during a press conference...
March 15, 2016 - 9:23am
December 16, 2015
Tobacco cessation succeeds
There is good news in the war against tobacco use: North Dakota is winning. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said last week that North Dakota is the only state spending at levels recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on tobacco cessation programs. That...
December 16, 2015 - 7:18am
December 10, 2015
Report: North Dakota only state spending enough on tobacco prevention
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A report released this week argues that almost every state in the country is not spending enough money on tobacco prevention and cessation programs--every state, that is, except for North Dakota. The report, released by the Campaign for...
December 10, 2015 - 7:05am
October 1, 2015
Pacific trade partners debate rules that would shield anti-tobacco laws
ATLANTA - Tobacco companies would be blocked from suing governments over anti-smoking measures under a proposal being debated by Pacific trading partners as part of a free trade deal spanning a dozen countries, a source close to the negotiations said on Thursday. The exemption...
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October 1, 2015 - 4:22pm
July 11, 2015
GNDC must support free enterprise system
The Tobacco Free Coalition — under the signature of Eric Johnson — opined in a letter to the editor that was published in Tuesday’s Sun that the Greater North Dakota Chamber opposed tobacco prevention efforts by opposing a massive tobacco tax increase proposed during the 2015...
July 11, 2015 - 7:05am
July 7, 2015
Letter to the editor: Residents should demand better tobacco prevention
If you have not read the June 30 New York Times article titled, “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures,” please do so. While we acknowledge there is, at times, a disconnect between national, state and local organizations such as the chambers of...
July 7, 2015 - 6:53am
March 18, 2015
Legislature looks at minors and e-cigs
BISMARCK — Two bills being heard at the Legislature this week aim to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors, but the burning issue is whether the nicotine-delivery devices should be classified as tobacco products, which would make them subject to additional taxes. The North...
March 18, 2015 - 7:12am
March 5, 2015
Letter to the editor: More needed to deter people from smoking
This is in response to Charlie Skeel’s March 3 letter to the editor. I was disappointed by our state legislators’ decision to not add a tax to cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ‘s website, 480,000 people lose their lives every year...
March 5, 2015 - 6:39am
February 23, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Cuban cigar company
WASHINGTON, - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products. By refusing to hear an appeal...
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February 23, 2015 - 12:09pm