American Cancer Society urges ND to increase tobacco tax

The American Cancer Society says North Dakota needs to work to prevent smoking deaths.

While the health organization gives the state good reviews for smoke-free laws and funding tobacco control measures in a recent report, they say the state's tobacco tax is far too low.

In fact, it's one of the lowest in the nation.

The American Cancer Society action network is working to get a higher tobacco tax heading into the 2019 legislative session.