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Every cigarette smoked does damage to your body. Damage from tobacco smoke is immediate. Even occasional and younger smokers can have artery damage that can lead to cardiovascular disease. The only proven strategy for reducing the risk of tobacco-related disease and death is to quit smoking. For tips and tools to help you quit, visit NDQuits or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Tobacco use still a problem in North Dakota
Tobacco use is still a clear problem in North Dakota and remains the number one cause of death and disease in the state, and that’s why our prevention efforts are as important now as they have ever been.

Tobacco’s Toll in North Dakota:

  • Adults who die each year due to their own smoking: 800
  • Kids under 18 who become new daily smokers each year: 600
  • Annual healthcare costs caused by smoking: $326 million
  • Yearly tax burden from smoking-caused government
    expenditures: $586 per household
  • Smoking-caused productivity losses: $192 million each year
  • Annual tobacco industry marketing expenditures in North Dakota: $27.9 million
  • ND Tobacco Report Card

Learn more about North Dakota's tobacco use rates and the toll of tobacco in North Dakota here.

Tobacco use in ND by race.

Health Benefits of Raising the ND Tobacco Tax

Tobacco companies hook their customers to a life-long nicotine addiction, and need to recruit replacements for those who have died. They want your children for replacements.

We can reduce youth smoking by making tobacco less affordable. Increasing the cigarette tax to $2.00 per pack can reduce youth smoking by an incredible 25%.

At 44 cents per pack of cigarettes, North Dakota has one of the lowest cigarette taxes in the nation.

Learn more about the benefits or raising the tobacco tax.

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Rugby Schools Go Tobacco-free
9/22/2014

Tobacco-free schools increase across North Dakota
9/2/2014

Fargo's Parks May Go Tobacco-free
8/28/2014


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Tobacco Corruption

Still targeting kids: “Philip Morris International's 'Be Marlboro' campaign is coming under fire again for targeting youth. This time, the consumer protection agency from the Brazilian state of São Paulo has fined Philip Morris over $480,000.”


- The Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids

-- Full article . . .

More on tobacco corruption . . .


Smoke-Free Housing



Sources: Surgeon General's Report 2014
Surgeon General's Report 2006

As many as 29 million Americans living in multi-unit buildings who don't smoke in their own apartments are affected by secondhand smoke from neighboring apartments.

Smoke travels through walls, doors, electrical outlets and ventilation systems. The residue seeps into carpets, curtains, and furniture. It’s almost impossible to clean. Smoke-free apartments are cheaper to manage and healthier to live in. Click here for smoke-free housing resources for tenants and property owners.

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