By: Angela Garrity
Minot Daily News reports that advocates rallying around the push for Family/Military Day at the 2020 lost their push to designate the fair day in North Dakota as “tobacco free”.
Tobacco-free advocates with Minot’s STAMP, the North Dakota Health Department and Bismarck Tobacco Prevention Coalition made the request to the Fair Board in July, however the Board didn’t respond immediately to their request and have since opted not to entertain the ask.
Banning all forms of tobacco use including vaping at fairgrounds simply won’t work.
The Fair Board is opting to follow state guidelines instead regarding public tobacco policies, which prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces and within 20 feet of doors, windows or ventilation systems of public buildings.
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