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Smoke billows from a cigarette at the Parrot's Cay Tavern and Grill in Grand Forks. Grand Forks Herald photo by Sarah Kolberg.

Legislation Would Raise North Dakota’s Tobacco Age to 19, but Exempts Active Military Members

Legislation Would Raise North Dakota’s Tobacco Age to 19, but Exempts Active Military Members

Currently North Dakota bans tobacco use for minors (vaping is included as tobacco use, even though it’s a much different thing). “Minors” means anyone under the age of 18. But legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Anderson (D-Fargo) would raise that age to 19, unless you’re an active member of the U.S. military. You can

File photo of a man smoking an electronic cigarette vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in Toronto. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/Files

Data Shows Vaping Is Not Leading Kids to Smoking

In what some might argue is a bid to remain relevant, the anti-tobacco zealots have been working hard to creep their mission from a war on tobacco use to a war on vaping as well. In fact, a recent statewide ballot measure here in North Dakota would have lumped vaping in with tobacco products for

Jeanne Prom, executive director of the North Dakota Center For Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, shown here addressing lawmakers, says lack of regulations of e-cigarette products means labels can be wildly inaccurate in describing nicotine levels, placing consumers, especially children, at risk. Bismarck Tribune photo by Tom Stromme

This Is Why Putting Anti-Tobacco Activism in State Government Was a Bad Idea

Study: Nicotine labeling on e-cigarettes sold in ND often wrong That’s the troubling headline over a Patrick Springer article published in the Fargo Forum over the weekend. Whatever your position on vaping, we can all agree that the labeling should be accurate. But there’s a problem. This study was conducted by the anti-tobacco activists in

Should Smoking And Vaping Be Treated As Though They're Exactly The Same?

Should we regulate and tax vaping products in the exact same manner as we do tobacco products? That’s likely going to be the question before North Dakota voters this year as anti-tobacco activists push a new ballot measure (read it at the link). Their proposal would lump vaping products in with tobacco products, and then implement

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Vaping Seems To Be Replacing Smoking, Not Luring People To It

This coming session our lawmakers will be considering legislation which would continue to treat vaping, or “e-cigarettes,” as though it were just like actual smoking. Already the state included vaping in its ban on smoking, now lawmakers will consider whether or not to ban smoking to minors. As I’ve written previously, I don’t believe we

Attorneys General Declare War On E-Cigarettes In The Name Of Tax Dollars

E-cigarettes aren’t healthy, but they’re one heck of a lot healthier than cigarettes. And, because they emit water vapor not smoke, in a lot of places (not, unfortunately, North Dakota) they can be used inside allowing people to enjoy doses of nicotine as though they were smoking a cigarette without having to be exiled outdoors.

Report: No Liberal Or Even Non-Partisan Groups Say They Were Targeted By The IRS

“Republicans are looking for a conspiracy where there isn’t one,” Rep. Jim McDermott said of the inquiry into the IRS scandal during a House Ways and Committee hearing earlier this week. And yet, according to McClatchy, not a single liberal or even non-ideological group has come forward to say they were mistreated by the IRS

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