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[Missouri] LETTER: Taxes on unhealthy products pay for their true price

I think George Will has it wrong about tobacco taxes in his column "We don’t need government to remind us that smoking kills"... I am still mad at Missouri for our low cigarette tax, which encourages young people to start smoking by making them affordabl
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 4, 2018 07:26
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Are Missouri prisons prepared for mass nicotine withdrawal when smoking ban takes effect?

Missouri should long ago have followed the example of Kansas, which banned smoking indoors in the 90s and stopped allowing it outside in 2003. But it is a reason to make sure prison staff and inmates are as prepared as possible. “It’s going to be a chall
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 4, 2018 07:22
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VIDEO: Missouri Inmates No Longer Allowed to Smoke in Jail

The decision comes after an inmate, serving a life sentence for double murder, won a lawsuit against the department. In the lawsuit, the inmate, who suffers from asthma, claims he suffered health effects from secondhand smoke while incarcerated. Accord
KOLR-TV Channel 10 (Springfield, MO)
added Jan 3, 2018 14:46
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[Missouri] EDITORIAL: Needed: Healthy mother and child

About 15 percent of Missouri women smoke during pregnancy, compared to 8.4 percent nationally...many experts think at-risk women need the conscious support of the people around them – whether family or other members of the community. Protecting mothers fr
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Dec 26, 2017 15:29
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[Missouri] Anti-Smoking Advocates Advocating Stricter Laws

Anti-smoking advocates are pushing for a countywide ban in St. Charles County, and activists in neighboring St. Louis County are considering a push for a stricter law.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 25, 2017 21:13
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[Missouri] Housing Authority properties to go smoke-free

Residents will not be allowed to smoke inside units or buildings owned by the Housing Authority starting Jan. 1. Items included in the policy are cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes, e-cigarettes and vape pens. Residents will be allowed to smoke in
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Dec 20, 2017 19:06
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[Missouri] Tobacco-free workplace proposal snuffed out by Mt. Vernon aldermen

A proposal to institute a totally tobacco-free (including snuff and chewing tobacco) workplace policy for the city of Mt. Vernon failed following a vote of the board of aldermen during their regular meeting Dec. 12, 2017. Mayor Dave Eden, a pharmacist by
Lawrence County (MO) Record
added Dec 20, 2017 18:52
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[Missouri] VIDEO: New effort to ban indoor smoking in St. Charles County

A coalition called Smoke-Free St. Charles County said smoke-free indoor air is good for health, good for business and good for the region. The group has partnered with the American Heart Association, which provided $355,000 to help get the idea onto next
KSDK-TV Ch. 5 (St. Louis, MO)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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[Missouri] A smoking ban in St. Charles County and end of exemptions in St. Louis County? Voters may decide

Health groups have launched an initiative petition drive to put a strict countywide indoor smoking ban before St. Charles County voters in the Nov. 6 election . Meanwhile, anti-smoking activists also may mount a petition campaign to get a public vote th
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Dec 18, 2017 21:24
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EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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