jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

Tobacco Prevention in North Dakota – 22 de Enero de 2015 – EEUU

The "State of Tobacco" was released today and North Dakota lawmakers are pushing to reduce tobacco use in the state.

The report contains a mixed bag of criticism and praise. North Dakota is one of few states funding tobacco prevention and control programs at recommended CDC levels however, it earned a "thumbs down" for cessation products and treatment for Medicaid expansion enrolees.

Three goals were outlined in the report for North Dakota they include, raising the cigarette tax to two dollars a pack., restricting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and keeping the state's prevention and control programs fully funded while maintaining the smoke-free law put into place in 20-12.

North Dakota's cigarette tax is 44 cents per pack and is among the lowest in the nation. Experts say higher prices for tobacco have proved to be effective in reducing youth smoking.

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