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[Missouri] Voters confused by cigarette tax campaign ads

Health organizations, like the American Lung Association, have come out against both tax plans because they don't go far enough. The theory is that the tax hikes in the two ballot measures would not be stiff enough to deter people from smoking. Health ad
KMBZ 98.1 fm (Kansas City, MO)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:35
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[Missouri] EDITORIAL: Our Voice: Cigarette tax issues do more harm than good

Unwrapping those three confusing issues led us to our decision to not support either cigarette tax proposal. There are two issues because one is backed by “big” tobacco and the other is backed by “small” tobacco. The details of this battle relate to a 1
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Oct 31, 2016 01:48
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[Missouri] Changing the Constitution: Cigarette taxes, campaign cash and voter ID on Nov. 8 ballot

A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to increase taxes on cigarettes each year through 2020, at which point this additional tax will total 60 cents per pack of 20. This amendment also creates a fee paid by cigarette wholesalers of 67 cents p
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Oct 31, 2016 01:47
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[Kansas, Missouri] KEYSER: Myths about quitting smoking harm Kansans with mental illness

We must take concrete action to overcome these barriers and erase the disparity in tobacco-related disease and death. First, the Food and Drug Administration should prioritize people with mental illness as a tobacco disparity group in order to increase f
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Oct 31, 2016 01:45
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Opponents of Missouri cigarette tax proposal say measure could end stem cell research

The Missouri National Education Association says a proposed tobacco tax increase would eliminate protections that allow stem cell research. Amendment 3 aims to help pregnant mothers and youth quit smoking and pay for early childhood programs and health s
The Missourinet
added Nov 1, 2016 14:27
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Missouri House budget chair: lawmakers to appropriate tobacco tax revenue if amendment passes

As to whether or not lawmakers will withhold the money brought in by Amendment 3 if it passes, Jane Dueker, the attorney representing its backers, said she was hopeful the legislature wouldn’t block proposals and let the money sit in a fund. If they tri
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 29, 2016 15:43
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Poll shows Missouri voters not fired up about raising nation's lowest cigarette tax

Missouri voters appear poised to snuff out two proposed tobacco tax increases on this year’s general election ballot, according to a new Post-Dispatch poll. In a telephone survey of 625 voters conducted Monday through Wednesday, the two ballot initiative
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 29, 2016 14:55
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[Missouri] TWIST: Tobacco Companies Support MO Cigarette Tax Increase, American Cancer Society Opposes It

Tobacco companies have funneled more than $18 million into dueling campaigns to raise Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax. And most of the money pouring into the state isn’t being spent to kill the proposed tax increases. Rather, in a twist for
LakeExpo.com (Osage Beach, MO)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:03
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[Missouri] KC Chamber comes out against cigarette tax

“This proposal, crafted and financed by large tobacco companies, is problematic in the following ways: “The proposed tobacco tax is insufficient to effectively cut the rate of smoking, adds provisions such as a ban on stem cell research as well as resea
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Oct 26, 2016 15:10
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[Missouri] McSHANE: A cigarette tax that stinks

We have a cigarette tax campaign that is funded by big tobacco companies and opposed by the American Cancer Society...What’s worse, a lot of those people are addicted to cigarettes, and we are preying on that addiction to fund something that we want.
American Enterprise Institute
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29
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