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.