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[Missouri] Kearney Board of Aldermen passes smoking ban in all publicly-accessible places

City leaders passed the proposed anti-smoking ordinance after the mayor broke a 2-2 tie by the board. The ordinance drew strong opposition from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, whose leadership predicted the VFW could close in the coming months b
KSHB-TV NBC 41 (Kansas City, MO)
added Sep 1, 2015 00:49

Why Missouri’s tobacco tax might increase – and the organizations it would help

Three separate plans are afoot to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax — the lowest in the nation — with each proposing to spend the additional revenue differently. “There are actually three proposals going right now. One for higher education, you have one for
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Aug 28, 2015 20:11

[Missouri] Parents need to be more aware of harmful effects of e-cigarettes on kids

In two-third of the homes where children were exposed to e-cigarettes, they also were exposed to regular cigarettes. The researchers found that 36 percent of the e-cigarette users neither locked up e-liquid bottles nor used childproof caps. Such caps, w
ANI (in)
added Aug 27, 2015 13:42

[Missouri] Aldermen postpone vote on smoking ban

The Kearney Board of Aldermen postponed making a decision Monday, Aug. 17, on a citywide smoking ban after a health issue affecting Mayor Bill Dane made it impossible for him to attend the meeting.
Kearney (MO) Courier
added Aug 18, 2015 09:48

Missouri petroleum marketers back 23-cent cigarette tax hike

A group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack. The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association on Monday announced it is filing two similar initiative petitions
KTRS The Big 550 AM (St. Louis, MO)
added Aug 18, 2015 05:17

[Missouri] Council approves placing smoking ban before voters

By a vote of 5 to 3, the Farmington City Council decided to place a measure on the November ballot allowing voters to decide if a smoking ban should be enacted in the city. There has been much issue in recent months on the topic of the smoking ban, with
Park Hills (MO) Daily Journal
added Aug 15, 2015 10:49

Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention Study

“Tobacco tax, for instance, we’re the lowest in the country,” spokesperson Stacy Reliford says. “Not having a statewide smoke-free law, and then also our tobacco prevention cessation funding. And so we are doing a little bit better, but we are still next
KMOX NewsRadio 1120 CBS (St. Louis, MO)
added Aug 7, 2015 12:57

Report Shows Kansas, Missouri Lag In Cancer Prevention Efforts

Missouri and Kansas have done little to fund tobacco control and prevention efforts, a factor in their bottom-half-of-the-class ranking in a report by the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action network.
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Aug 6, 2015 12:20

[Missouri] Woman claims cigarettes contained asbestos, caused cancer

A tobacco company allegedly secretly included asbestos in one of its cigarette brands in the 1950s, which cause mesothelioma, a lawsuit said. Katherine S. Jones filed the lawsuit July 9 in U.S. District Court in Missouri against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Legal NewsLine
added Aug 1, 2015 09:42

[Missouri] SPECIAL ELECTION Smoking ban lights up Aug. 4 ballot

The question posed to voters is: “Shall the Board of Aldermen give favorable consideration to its pending bill prohibiting smoking in enclosed places and places of employment?” Even if a majority of voters say “yes,” it does not mean aldermen will automa
Kearney (MO) Courier
added Jul 31, 2015 13:07
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