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A Springfield tobacco dealer has filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would more than quadruple Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax and create new fees on some off-brand cigarettes bug

The suit was filed on behalf of Jim Boeving, owner of Discount Smokes & Beer in Springfield, who wants to prevent the measure from being placed on this year's ballot. Boeving claims a summary statement and fiscal note on the initiative's sample sheet ar
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 16, 2016 13:15

[Missouri] Andrew Warlen: Independence Tobacco 21 takes effect March 1

City of Independence has joined Hawaii and over 100 cities and counties in eight states, including Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri...studies have shown decreases in high school smoking rates when the tobacco sales age goes to 21, and a
Independence (MO) Examiner
added Jan 13, 2016 07:15

[Missouri] St. Louis bar owner testifies that smoking ban would put him out of business

Herbert Krischke, owner of south city’s Trophy Room, said his smoking patrons will take their business to St. Louis County if his bar goes smoke-free...lawsuit asks St. Louis Circuit Judge David Dowd to block the city from enforcing the ordinance or decl
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 12, 2016 19:10

[Missouri] Rival Cigarette Tax Ballots Stir up Debate

Two rival ballot proposals to increase the state’s 17-cents-per-pack tobacco tax—the lowest in the United States—have divided the tobacco industry. One proposal would request voters formally amend the Missouri constitution to jack up the cigarette tax t
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jan 6, 2016 16:40

[Missouri] St. Louis checking up on bars to see if they're complying with expanded smoking ban

"Health department staff are beginning to meet with previously exempted bars to remind them of the sunset and help them to establish an outdoor smoking area, should they choose," Crane said on Monday. In 2011, the city adopted the smoking ban, but allo
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 5, 2016 19:28

Tobacco companies line up on both sides of Missouri tax debate

civil war in the tobacco industry could play out in Missouri this year. A pair of rival ballot measures seek to raise the state’s lowest-in-the-nation 17-cents-a-pack...parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco donated $1 million to one tobacco tax proposa
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 4, 2016 18:49

[Missouri] Judge temporarily halts expiration of city smoking ban exemptions

A St. Louis Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the expiration of a certain exemption granted by the city’s smoking ban law. Thom Gross, public information officer for the court, said Judge David Dowd’s order is in effect
St. Louis (MO) Business Journal
added Dec 30, 2015 23:27

[Missouri] Judge Halts Enforcement of City Smoking Ban

victory for the smaller bars in St. Louis...Given a five-year exemption after the city's ban initially went into law, the bars and their owners were irked that the city had carved out a permanent exemption for the deep-pocketed casinos, but not them.
St. Louis (MO) Riverfront Times
added Dec 30, 2015 23:22

[Missouri] St. Louis bar asks judge to block city’s smoking ban

A south St. Louis bar is asking a circuit court judge to block the city’s smoking ban. Herbert Krischke’s The Trophy Room, 5099 Arsenal St., and other bars were granted a five-year exemption from the city’s smoking ban, which went into effect in 2011.
St. Louis (MO) Business Journal
added Dec 29, 2015 22:45

[Missouri] Bar owner asks judge to block St. Louis smoking ban as exemptions expire

Herbert Krischke, owner of the Trophy Room, filed the suit on Christmas Eve...argues the law “grants a special or exclusive right, privilege or immunity” to the deep-pocketed casinos. The city has about 100 exempted bars.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Dec 29, 2015 18:47
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