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[Missouri] Kansas tax hike on tobacco would triple smuggling rates, researchers project

Brownback’s request for a $1.50-a-pack tax increase, according to data released Monday by a Michigan research group. The tax increase would raise the smuggling rate in Kansas from about 15 percent of cigarettes consumed to 46.5 percent, says the estimate
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Feb 10, 2015 08:01

[Kansas] Tobacco fund sweep draws legislator’s ire

objected to Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for using $14.5 million from the Kansas Endowment for Youth to fill part of a $280 million hole in the current fiscal year’s budget. “This is a problem, in my view,” said Rep. Stephanie Clayton, a Republican from Ove
Kansas City (KS) Kansan
added Jan 26, 2015 22:34

Proposal would hike Kansas' cigarette tax to 11th highest

If Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal goes through, Kansas’ taxes on a pack of cigarettes would jump to the 11th highest in the nation. Kansas currently charges 79 cents in tax per pack of cigarettes. Brownback proposed raising that to $2.29 as part of his p
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 20, 2015 22:36

[Kansas] The cost of smoking is cheap in Missouri ... relatively

At $1.177 million per smoker over a lifetime, Missouri ranked eighth among the states with the lowest total smoking costs. Kansas ranked 19th with a $1.319 million total cost.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 20, 2015 22:16
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[Kansas] VIDEO: Cigarette butt found in cereal box

- A Wichita woman found a cigarette butt inside a box of Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch cereal... The cigarette butt was not inside the sealed plastic bag containing the food but in the bottom of the cardboard box. There were also a few pieces of cereal in the
KAKE TV Channel 10 (Wichita, KS)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:14

[Kansas] Sam Brownback reverses course, proposes new taxes

In a stark turnaround, the Republican called for higher taxes on cigarettes and liquor as part of his annual budget while proposing to make future tax cuts contingent on revenue projections.
added Jan 17, 2015 20:20

[Kansas] Gov. Brownback Now Wants To Raise Taxes On Cigarettes And Liquor

announced Friday that he would look into raising taxes as a way of fixing his state's budget woes...budget plan now proposes raising cigarette taxes from 79 cents per pack to $2.29 per pack.
TalkingPointsMemo (TPM) blog
added Jan 17, 2015 20:19

[Kansas] Gov. Brownback is proposing raising taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to balance the state budget. What do you think?

Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 17, 2015 20:17

[Kansas] E-cigarette usage increases among teenagers

According to Emporia School District personnel, there has been an increase in e-cigarette usage among young people in Emporia. Nancy Horst, community relations with USD 253, reports that there have been a few instances of e-cigarette usage among middle a
Emporia (KS) Gazette
added Jan 13, 2015 15:13
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[Kansas] KU group wants campus tobacco-free by fall 2015

As the Tobacco Free KU initiative pushes for a university policy change, it’s also working to get buy-in from students, faculty and staff. “Our ultimate goal is to create a culture change on campus,” said Ashley Hrabe, KU senior and founder of Breathe E
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Dec 2, 2014 06:46
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