Survey shows on-going support for anti-tobacco policies
Bismarck, N.D. – A statewide poll commissioned by Tobacco Free North Dakota reflects even stronger support today for both the Smoke-free Law and for Measure 3, each passed by initiated measure in 2012 and 2008 respectively.
In November 2012, 67% of North Dakota voters – consisting of a majority in every single county and legislative district of the state – passed Measure 4, creating smoke-free workplaces and protecting all North Dakotans from the dangers of secondhand smoke. The number of North Dakotans who support the Smoke-free Law, since its implementation only three months ago on December 6, 2012, has risen to 72%. In addition, 71% of North Dakotans polled responded that they find going out to restaurants and bars more enjoyable now that smoking is prohibited.
The poll also showed an overwhelming 89% support in favor of Measure 3, which passed with 54% of the vote in November 2008. Measure 3 required the state of North Dakota to use a portion of tobacco settlement money to fund a comprehensive best practice, guideline-based tobacco prevention program.