North Dakota’s comprehensive tobacco prevention goals are to significantly reduce tobacco use and its health and economic consequences by using policies and programs proven to keep kids from starting to use tobacco, help tobacco users quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. The state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention plan, Saving Lives, Saving Money, is based on proven best practices established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Effective policies and programs that prevent young people from using tobacco decrease youth tobacco-use rates by making tobacco use more difficult and less acceptable. These effective policies change the environment so that choosing a tobacco-free life is encouraged and supported.
The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the BreatheND Center) partners with North Dakota’s 28 local public health units to educate on the benefits of adopting effective policies and programs within their local communities.
Policies and programs include:
North Dakota Youth Tobacco Use Rates