Voters to decide smoke-free initiative in North Dakota, tobacco tax measure in Missouri
Oct 25, 2012
North Dakota and Missouri voters on November 6 will have the chance to deliver big wins for health and save lives in their states.
North Dakota voters can approve a statewide ballot initiative, Measure 4, to require smoke-free workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.
Missouri voters can prevent kids from smoking and save lives by voting yes on Prop B to increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax by 73 cents per pack.
Continue reading Saving Lives at the Ballot Box
Voters should protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air
Sep 5, 2012
North Dakota voters in November can deliver a big win for health by approving a statewide ballot initiative to require smoke-free workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.
Continue reading North Dakota Voters Can Make Their State Smoke-Free
Elected officials must get it, too
Apr 24, 2012
Kids say the darndest things — and some of the smartest, too.
When Linda Kelsch’s third grade students at Linton Elementary School in Linton, North Dakota, were asked to express their opinions about a community issue, they chose to write about a proposal before the City Council to require smoke-free public places and work places.
Continue reading The Kids Get It: Secondhand Smoke Kills
Another reminder that public wants the right to breathe clean air
Apr 20, 2011
By a 60-40 percent margin, voters in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Tuesday approved a ballot measure extending the city's smoke-free law to bars, truck stops and tobacco stores. Voters rejected a separate measure that would have allowed "smoking huts" outside bars. The new law will take effect in about a week.
The Bismarck vote underscores once again the strong public support for smoke-free laws that apply to all workplaces and public places. As demonstrated by ballot initiatives and polls across the country, the public strongly supports everyone's right to breathe clean air, free from the toxic chemicals in secondhand smoke. That support is strong across party lines and in every region of the country.
Continue reading Bismarck, N.D., Voters Approve Smoke-free Ballot Measure