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Signature gathering underway for plan to hike Missouri's tobacco tax by 23 cents a pack

After months of mulling over the details, an unlikely coalition of convenience stores, gas stations and low-cost cigarette companies has hit the streets to collect signatures for a proposed 23-cent-a-pack hike in Missouri’s tobacco tax – now the nation’
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Dec 18, 2015 20:38
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[Missouri] Cigarette tax increase petitioners gathering signatures to get on ballot

A group that has fought against cigarette tax increases in the past has begun collecting signatures for an initiative petition that will… increase cigarette taxes. The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (MPCA) wants to put a
The Missouri Times (blog)
added Dec 18, 2015 20:35
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[Missouri] Backers of cigarette tax hike begin collecting signatures

Supporters of increasing the cigarette tax by 23 cents a pack are collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store... A proposal to increase the tax by 60 cents a pack primarily for early childh
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 18, 2015 20:27
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[Missouri] No tickets issued in first year of Tobacco 21 ordinance

“In general, we have an overstretched police department," Trapp said. “I would like to see stronger efforts in regards to alcohol enforcement and tobacco enforcement to ensure that retailers are following the law and that we are protecting our own people
KOMU (Columbia, MO)
added Dec 18, 2015 19:40
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[Missouri] Smoking ban goes up in smoke

The Nevada City Council voted 3-2 to defeat a general ordinance to regulate where people could smoke in the city of Nevada after a lengthy and sometimes impassioned discussion during Tuesday's night's council meeting.
Nevada (MO) Herald & Mail
added Dec 16, 2015 18:43
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National Report: Missouri Ranks 48th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco / Tobacco Companies Spend $3,351 to Market Products for Every $1 Missouri Spends on Prevention

Missouri is spending $107,380 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 0.1 percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PR Newswire
added Dec 8, 2015 16:43
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[Missouri] Petition drive challenges Kansas City e-cigarette restrictions

Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is gathering signatures to overturn that indoor vapor use ban in Kansas City...said health advocates did not reach out to the vapor industry to hear their perspective before the council’s vote. He s
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Nov 30, 2015 17:36
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[Missouri] 'Strong message': Kansas City raising smoking age to 21

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is hoping other local cities will join in, making the metro area the second-largest in the country to take this step. "This is a community-driven initiative," Kansas City Councilman Scott Taylor said before the
Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald
added Nov 23, 2015 01:32
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[Kansas, Missouri] Will large cities follow KC and raise smoking age?

While states and cities frequently change ages for consumption of products, the responsibility is ultimately falling on the retailers, and some say they are fed up with it. One local gas station clerk, who wouldn’t disclose her name, said, “I’m tired o
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Nov 21, 2015 21:34
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[Kansas, Missouri] EDITORIAL: Cigarette Age Ban

More communities should pass ordinances such as the ones adopted in the two Kansas Cities. It is impossible to completely stop 18-year-olds from getting cigarettes, but increasing the age to 21 to buy them helps.
Washington (MO) Missourian
added Nov 21, 2015 21:19
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