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[Missouri] Mark Hughes: A tale of two tobacco taxes

both proposals to increase taxes on tobacco are bankrolled largely by tobacco companies. Further, groups one would normally expect to support taxing cigarettes — like the cancer society and heart association — are opposing it. And groups that have previou
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Jul 30, 2016 20:54
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Missouri lost $50 million because lawmakers didn't act on tobacco lawsuit

Inaction by the Republican-led House and Senate on a landmark tobacco lawsuit has come at a cost of $50 million to the state budget. Under an agreement inked by Attorney General Chris Koster earlier this year, the Legislature had until last week to put t
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 20, 2016 01:16
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[Missouri] St. Louis jury sides with Philip Morris in class-action suit seeking $1.5 billion

The lawsuit, first filed in 2000, claimed that light cigarette packages promised lower tar and nicotine but were made from the same tobacco as regular cigarettes, and were in fact more dangerous for consumers. Smokers might compensate for the lower nicot
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 8, 2016 04:24
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Raising tobacco-purchase age to 21 sparks University of Missouri-area backlash

The Columbia city council voted 6-1 earlier this month to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. ...has angered Columbia residents and MU students alike: Opponents have launched three petition referendums to scuttle each part of the l
The College Fix/SFPA (Student Free Press Association)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:33
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[Missouri] LETTER: Tobacco companies need no more favors

I feel we should all call Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Independence office at 816-883-4545 and urge him to oppose this action.
Independence (MO) Examiner
added Jan 15, 2014 09:23
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[Missouri] LETTER: County Council should consider 'over 21' rule on smoking ban

The playing field would then be level. Every establishment of every type would have a choice: Allow smoking or allow minors. Pick one. What could be more simple, commonsensical and fair?
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 1, 2013 02:10
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[Missouri] Third time hardly charming for boosters of higher Mo. tobacco taxes

“They’ve all been squeakers,” said Ron Leone of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, the main opposition group. Leone said his association will discuss a “reasonable compromise” with the American Cancer Society
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 8, 2012 11:43
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[Missouri, North Dakota] Saving Lives at the Ballot Box

Voters to decide smoke-free initiative in North Dakota, tobacco tax measure in Missouri
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 7, 2012 13:29
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[Missouri, New York] Untaxed cigarettes behind federal raid on Seneca Nation warehouse

Federal agents conducted a raid related to cigarettes on a warehouse on a Seneca Nation reservation in western New York on Wednesday, a witness said.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 27, 2012 09:45
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Big Tobacco Okay With Missouri's Prop B?

Measure raises tobacco taxes but eliminates price advantage for smaller tobacco companies
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Sep 11, 2012 12:22
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