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Talking Politics: Missouri Tobacco Tax Increase Fails To Decrease Smoking Rates

Studies show that it doesn’t matter how much of an increase there is in tobacco taxes because smokers are going to continue to pay a high price to fuel their addiction, regardless of the health effects. Almost 10,000 people in Missouri die every year fro
KBIA 91.3 (mid-Missouri Public Radio)
added Nov 7, 2016 22:01


One of the main red flags regarding this amendment is that it has been largely designed and funded by one of Big Tobacco’s dominating forces, R. J. Reynolds...devised by Big Tobacco, for Big Tobacco, and will ultimately benefit, you guessed it, Big Tobacc
The Current (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
added Nov 7, 2016 14:57

[Missouri] 'Tobacco 21' easily clears first hurdle in St. Louis

Measures boosting the age to buy tobacco products in the city of St. Louis sailed out of the Health and Human Services committee on Thursday. The bills, sponsored by Alderman Dionne Flowers, D-2nd Ward, would bring the city in line with St. Louis County
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:47

[Missouri] Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

"It was basically, 'It's my way or the highway.' So we took the highway," Rallo says. "And when you're going down the highway, you might pick up an interesting companion." That "interesting companion" is tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Since December of 20
KSMU (Springfield, MO)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:46

[Missouri] WARREN: Where there's smoke, there's cigarette companies

The Daily Star-Journal does not endorse candidates – or ballot issues for that matter. Yet, having grown up in a smoking household – as someone who doesn’t partake – I have high sensitivity for second-hand or residual smoke. Both Amendment 3 and Proposit
Warrensburg (MO) Daily Star-Journal
added Nov 3, 2016 15:30

[Missouri] BIRR: Democrats Are Fighting Each Other Over Tobacco Tax Hike

“In one hidden line, the makers of Amendment 3 are undermining our American ideal of protecting religion and democracy,” Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of ACLU-Missouri, told Riverfront Times. “Amendment 3 is a dangerous Trojan Horse that violates t
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Nov 2, 2016 04:53

[Missouri] Amendment 3's Tobacco Tax Hike Has Progressives Bitterly Divided. Here's Why

The disagreements are driving wedges between progressive allies, pitting the likes of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood — both oppose Amendment 3 — against a bevy of youth-oriented health organizations, as well as Missouri's chapter of the NACCP, which sup
St. Louis (MO) Riverfront Times
added Nov 1, 2016 14:31

[Missouri] Voters face weighty decision over cigarette tax proposals

As Election Day draws near, a bitter battle over cigarette tax proposals has multiple interest groups hurling accusations at one another and Missouri voters wrestling with a confusing choice. Amendment 3 and Proposition A are both measures on the Nov. 8
Columbia (MO) Missourian
added Nov 1, 2016 14:30
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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

[Missouri] Complicated future for two tobacco tax measures ($$)

Having two tobacco tax initiatives on the Missouri ballot could have voters confused when they go to the polls Nov. 8. One is an amendment, and the other is a proposition. Amendment 3 is designed to increase Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax
Richmond (MO) Daily News
added Nov 1, 2016 14:24
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