Jun 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm
A new survey suggests growing support for the smoke-free ordinance that was enacted in grand forks 22 months ago. The grand forks tobacco free coalition released the results of the survey which finds 84-percent of residents favor the smoke-free law. The poll also found 91-percent of adults believe secondhand smoke is a health hazard. The data was collected in December by u-n-d's social science research institute. Director cordell fontaine says the survey also found the smoke-free law has impacted how often people visit bars with two-thirds going more often. The coalition says a study is currently underway to determine the economic impact of the ordinance. Those results should be available this fall.