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Published December 30, 2010, 09:34 AM

North Dakota Tobacco Survey

North Dakota lawmakers are showing no signs of passing new restrictions on smoking. They don't appear interested in raising tobacco taxes to cut down on tobacco use, either.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers are showing no signs of passing new restrictions on smoking. They don't appear interested in raising tobacco taxes to cut down on tobacco use, either.

Those are the findings of an Associated Press survey ahead of the new session of the Legislature.

Most legislators who responded to the AP survey said they support the right of local governments impose tougher anti-smoking rules than state law if they want to.

Jeanne Prom, the director of the anti-tobacco Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, says her group will focus on local efforts to curb smoking in 2011 rather than pushing the Legislature.

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