Jan 17, 2013 at 6:44 am
The passage by North Dakota voters last November of a comprehensive indoor smoking ban has boosted the state's grades in an annual tobacco "report card" from the American Lung Association. North Dakota got two A grades - for smoke-free air and for funding tobacco control and prevention programs above the federally recommended amount. North Dakota received an F for cigarette taxes.
Minnesota scored two "F" grades in the American Lung Association's annual "State of Tobacco Control" report card. Minnesota is spending only 37 percent of what the C-D-C recommends to help people quit smoking. The state earned an "A" for its smoke-free air and a "C" for cigarette taxes.