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Missouri Can Rise from the Ashes in November by Increasing Low Tobacco Tax

Voters will have a chance to keep kids from smoking, save lives
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 8, 2012 17:32

[Missouri] Analysis shows dip in bar sales

Two sides debate whether decline is linked to smoking ban
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Jun 1, 2012 12:55

[Missouri] Lawmakers at odds over blame on tobacco settlement penalty

If Missouri loses its challenge to an arbitration decision that cost the state $70 million in payments from tobacco companies, expect the volume to increase on where to lay the blame. Attorney General Chris Koster in December quietly filed the challenge
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Apr 21, 2014 17:42

[Missouri] Many restaurants thrive in smoke-free air

Supporters on both sides of the smoking ban have argued the financial impact it would have on businesses. Depending on which study you read, opinions vary. Steve and Michelle Margulies know that going smoke-free was the best decision they ever made.
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Mar 30, 2014 19:42

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
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