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[Kansas] Health trends improving in Harvey County

Redington and Kessler said they are happy fewer people are smoking in Harvey County. They mentioned a support group at Prairie View for ex-smokers and people trying to quit smoking, as well as the state tobacco quitline - 1 (800) QUIT-NOW or 1 (800) 784-8
Newton Kansan
added Apr 3, 2015 12:39
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Kansas Lawmakers Hazy On Hookah

“Having lived a very sheltered life in southeast Kansas, I had to Google this to even find out what it was,” Rep. Jim Kelly, a Republican from Independence, said during an informational hearing on the subject last week. Hookahs are water pipes used to s
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Mar 11, 2015 10:49
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[Kansas] Tobacco lobby accuses Kan. Revenue Dept. of blowing smoke

The bill increases fines for convictions of trafficking untaxed tobacco or obstructing tax collection on tobacco. Initial convictions would come with a fine of $1,000 to $2,500 and repeat convictions could result in a $100,000 fine or jail time. ... Toba
Hays (KS) Post
added Mar 9, 2015 10:23
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[Kansas] Fischer: BU should be smoke-free

Not only is smoking bad for your health, it also causes an eyesore for our beautiful college campus, with butts littering the lawn and the ashtrays outside the buildings.
The Baker Orange (Baker U., KS)
added Mar 5, 2015 10:45
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[Kansas] Editorial: Tobacco, liquor taxes destined to increase

Soliciting the testimony of medical experts is a nice ploy, but legislators and the governor are interested in the money to be made from those who continue to consume tobacco and alcohol. Convincing people to shun those substances isn’t their game plan a
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 22, 2015 10:54
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[Kansas] Brownback: Changes to reservation tobacco sales needed to keep settlement money

Kansas’ handling of tobacco sales on tribal reservations could jeopardize its share of the tobacco settlement money that was supposed to fund children’s programs... “We’re talking to the tribes about enforcing, because we don’t want to lose that $60 mill
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 03:20
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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
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[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
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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
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[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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