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EDITORIAL: Bill comes due on Missouri’s cigarette addiction

The legislators now appear ready to sacrifice a hefty amount of funding for schools, mental health and other state services so their friendly manufacturers can continue to sell cheap cigarettes... Attorney General Chris Koster has warned lawmakers for ye
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Mar 19, 2014 14:32

Analysis: Lack of action leads to loss of tobacco money for Missouri

the actions of Missouri officials a decade ago now are resulting in negative financial consequences for the state. ... As a consequence of the reduced tobacco revenue, Missouri lawmakers now are diverting more than $69 million from the state's general re
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 18, 2014 00:48

[Missouri] Proposal would let cities, counties set tobacco tax rates

Until 1993, local governments were free to set their own taxes on tobacco. But a health bill passed that year pre-empted the taxation power of municipalities while increasing the statewide tax on tobacco. Ketcher seeks to return things to the way they we
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Nov 20, 2013 06:29

[Missouri] Booming sales of e-cigarettes attract big-time marketing and more calls for regulation

Erika Sward, national spokeswoman for the Lung Association, said there has been too little research into the claims of e-cigarette sellers and too much marketing that looks disturbingly like the bad old days. Cigarette ads were banned from TV in 1971.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 26, 2013 04:35

[Missouri] Smoking-ban cities would face tax penalty under House bill

Cities and counties with local smoking bans would face stiff financial penalties under a Missouri House bill submitted recently by a group of St. Charles County lawmakers. The measure would require cities or counties to turn over to local school district
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 23, 2013 12:46

[Missouri] Convenience stores support, helped write cigarette tax hike proposal

After helping block three statewide votes over the last decade,the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association now has helped write a proposed cigarettes-only tax increase it can — and will — support.
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Mar 4, 2013 06:03

[Missouri, Nebraska] The Business of a Smoking Ban, Part I

Lost business versus healthier employees. Freedom of choice versus avoiding second hand smoke. These arguments are all current to us, but more than eight years old to some just a state away. Take a trip one hour north and one hour west from St. Joseph an
KQTV St.JoeChannel (St. Joseph, MO)
added Feb 18, 2013 21:52

[Missouri] St. Louis County rethinking smoking ban exemptions

Councilman Mike O'Mara said he will introduce a measure Tuesday in an effort to "level the playing field" for businesses that must comply with the ban while their competitors do not. "I've heard from too many owners of bars and restaurants who have conv
Southeast Missourian
added Jan 14, 2013 10:06

[Missouri] Lake Saint Louis limits sale of tobacco paraphernalia

Rolling your own cigarette isn't illegal in Lake Saint Louis, but buying the rolling papers in that city will be difficult. The Board of Aldermen on Dec. 17 voted 4-1 to approve a bill regulating the sale of "tobacco-related paraphernalia" inside city
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Dec 23, 2012 22:36

The Star’s editorial | Defeat of cigarette tax increase hurts Missouri in long run

The truth is, Missouri couldn’t afford not to raise its cigarette tax. But now that it has, the onus falls on Nixon and the legislature to explain what the state must do without so that smokers can purchase cigarettes with a puny tax of 17 cents a pack.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Nov 10, 2012 21:49
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