North Dakota voters will vote on Measure 4 on the November ballot. Measure 4 would increase the tobacco tax in North Dakota, something that hasn't been done in 20 years. We encourage support for this measure as increasing the price of tobacco is proven to be the most effective way to prevent youth from ever starting to smoke. In addition to lives saved from tobacco-related illnesses, significant savings in health care will be realized in North Dakota. AHA volunteer advocate Linda Warner has authored a letter to the editor submitted to newspapers across the state.
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According to Linda's letter, the "North Dakota Way" is North Dakota voters objecting to out-of-state big spenders, such as big tobacco, as they seek to line their own business' bottom-line at the expense of our state and the 20,000 youth they seek to addict as their new crew of consumers. These outsiders have created a business model that recognizes their customers are dying off daily and seeks to addict new smokers, no matter how young they are.
For Linda's letter, CLICK HERE.