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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] 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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[Missouri] Making sense of dueling tax issues

“There is a tobacco civil war going on. Big tobacco realizes that they’re probably going to have a tobacco tax, and they want one they can craft,” said Dr. Bridget McCandless of Independence, president and CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kan
Waynesville (MO) Daily Guide
added Nov 1, 2016 14:22
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[Missouri] University publicly opposes controversial amendment

many question why a bill designed to curtail tobacco use and aid early childhood development would discuss abortions and stem cell research at all. Stem cell research and production was protected by Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 in 2006.
Student Life (Washington University at St. Louis)
added Nov 1, 2016 14:20
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[Missouri] Tobacco tax hike gains unexpected foe in Washington U, citing worries over stem cell research

In early February, the school began actively lobbying against the Raise Your Hands for Kids initiative. It’s doing so even though 10 percent to 15 percent of the revenue from the proposed 60-cent per pack tax increase on cigarettes is targeted for hospi
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 1, 2016 14:19
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[Missouri] EDITORIAL: University’s opposition to Amendment 3 should encourage future political action

In our opinion, the University’s defense of stem cell research is just. Stem cell research has provided scientific advancements that have revolutionized healthcare, including regenerative organ treatments.
Student Life (Washington University at St. Louis)
added Nov 1, 2016 14:17
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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] 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] 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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