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[Kansas] SMOKING BAN’S A BENEFIT, BUT COST OF CIGS A CONCERN

She said you wouldn’t believe the amount of nicotine that was coating the tables, chairs, walls and mirrors. The ban was pretty divisive when first passed, and a few complaints came from regular smokers after Carl’s stopped allowing smoking in the bar,
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Jul 1, 2015 12:03
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Kansas lawmakers pass plan to boost sales, cigarette taxes after Brownback's budget warnings

Republican legislators in Kansas narrowly approved tax increases Friday, responding to pleas from their leaders and a warning from GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's aides about draconian spending cuts that could result if they didn't erase a budget deficit.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 13, 2015 08:18
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[Kansas, Missouri] As the vaping culture takes hold, many turn from smoking and many critics worry

Vaping has gone mainstream in the last couple of years here and elsewhere, spawning a more than $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States. Two-thirds of sales are online, but increasingly there are brick-and-mortar stores like the dozens of outlets
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jun 9, 2015 08:04
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[Kansas] Views vary as fair eyes whether to curb smoking

The Reno County youth organization aimed at drug and alcohol prevention has approached the fair board twice in the past year, bringing with them research and ideas on how to implement a proposal. On Tuesday, the fair board will explore the students' requ
Hutchinson (KS) News
added May 17, 2015 09:48
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[Kansas] Senators look to help budget by taxing growing field of e-cigarettes

Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, who chairs the Senate Taxation Committee, has few specifics and no potential tax rates in mind. Just the idea, however, has Williams — who works at Juicy’s Vapor near 21st and Gage — on edge. “In my opinion, it’s just greed.
Hutchinson (KS) News
added May 13, 2015 23:38
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[Kansas] Salina Post Campaign cash helps alcohol, tobacco companies shape tax debate

Brownback proposed significant alcohol and tobacco tax increases in January to help close a budget gap. By that time, the alcohol and tobacco industry had combined to give almost $40,000 in the last two years to aid the re-election campaigns of the 34 le
Salina (KS) Post
added May 11, 2015 23:19
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Our View — Right and Wrong and Tobacco

A healthier state saves money in health expenses. A healthier state lives longer. A healthier state is a more attractive place to live. Those are all incredible benefits for the state and community. The tobacco tax is the right thing to do.
Pittsburgh (KS) Morning Sun
added May 10, 2015 12:06
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[Kansas] Campaign cash helps alcohol, tobacco companies shape tax debate

Brownback proposed significant alcohol and tobacco tax increases in January to help close a budget gap. By that time, the alcohol and tobacco industry had combined to give almost $40,000 in the last two years to aid the re-election campaigns of the 34 le
Wyandotte Daily (Kansas City, KS)
added May 8, 2015 11:03
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EDITORIAL: Pass Gov. Sam Brownback's cigarette tax increase for a healthier Kansas

Brownback’s plan is reasonable. Higher tobacco taxes would have several benefits. Most importantly, they would provide a way to improve the health of thousands of Kansans. New taxes would make smoking more costly, force some adults to stop the habit and
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 4, 2015 18:45
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Many unhappy with raising Kansas' tobacco tax

Pack-a-day smokers in Kansas could see their cigarette costs rising by nearly $70 a month if a proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback passes. The governor has suggested boosting the cigarette tax in Kansas from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 to address a budget defici
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Apr 30, 2015 07:55
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