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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.

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