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January 10, 2017
ND anti-smoking agency could be snuffed out over budget concerns
FARGO—The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy may find itself fighting for air in the coming weeks, as state...
January 10, 2017 - 6:47am
November 9, 2016
Voters reject Measure 4, an attempt to raise ND’s tobacco tax, in blowout
FARGO -- Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, rejected the first increase to North Dakota’s tobacco tax since 1993. Measure 4 aimed to raise taxes from...
November 9, 2016 - 8:37am
November 2, 2016
Letter to the editor: Tax should be appropriated by state
It has been a long-standing policy that dollars generated by a state tax of any kind are placed in the general fund and appropriated by the state Legislature to fund the essential functions of government. Don’t let the emotions of the smoking issue cloud the facts of this measure....
November 2, 2016 - 6:59am
November 1, 2016
R.J. Reynolds loses bid to end TV anti-smoking ad requirement
A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected R.J. Reynolds' bid to void a decade-old order requiring tobacco companies to televise "corrective" advertisements about the dangers of smoking.The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Reynolds American Inc unit, whose brands include Camel,...
News/Nation and World
November 1, 2016 - 12:12pm
October 26, 2016
North Dakota veterans address complaints from Measure 4 opponents
FARGO — Campaigns surrounding Measure 4, the proposed tobacco tax increase on the state's ballot, are heating up in the final two weeks...
October 26, 2016 - 6:52am
October 25, 2016
Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, opponents fear 'blank check'
FARGO—A proposed increase in the state's tobacco tax could bring in $70 million each year, but that isn't why proponents put it on the...
October 25, 2016 - 6:39am
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