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Grand Forks County health officials want tobacco prevention programs to continue

Officials are hoping the state legislature re-allocates money to fund programs proven to decrease tobacco use. One idea is raising the tobacco tax.

The North Dakota quit line has seen a 200-percent increase the past two years. A public health official says more goals are being worked on.

HALEY THORSONTobacco Prevention Coordinator: "Like increasing the number of schools that have tobacco prevention policies, increasing our coalition activities, and increasing coalition membership."

Lawmakers will look at funds later in the week.

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