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[Missouri] Creve Coeur proposal would limit smoking in public areas outdoors

The City Council is considering amending a portion of city code to include outdoor dining areas, public seating areas and service areas in its list of places where smoking — including use of electronic cigarettes — is prohibited.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jun 14, 2016 20:41

[Missouri] Raise age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, health board says

Lee’s Summit health and business leaders are urging the Lee’s Summit City Council to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lee’s Summit CARES and the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce already have endorsed the concept. The city’s a
Lees Summit (MO) Journal
added Jun 3, 2016 15:44

[Missouri] EDITORIAL: Smoking’s decline: region still behind

Nationally, health experts say the trend to lower tobacco use coincides with the advent of widespread smoking restrictions; greater public understanding of the health impacts; anti-smoking campaigns; and increased cigarette taxes...Missouri offers free he
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added May 26, 2016 19:39

Missouri tobacco tax hike campaigns face court battles, ethics complaints

A ruling by a Cole County judge has put the fate of a proposed ballot measure raising Missouri’s tobacco tax in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the idea’s main opponent faces allegations that it violated state campaign finance law.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 22, 2016 19:45

Judge's ruling may keep larger cigarette tax initiative off Missouri ballots

One of two ballot initiatives that would increase Missouri’s cigarette tax may be in trouble. A Cole County judge has said the fiscal note on a 60-cent-a-pack proposal overestimates the revenue that would be raised. He has directed the auditor to review
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added May 22, 2016 19:45

Judge strikes blow to effort to hike Missouri's cigarette tax for childhood programs

a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair. The ruling Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green directs the state auditor to come up with a new estimate. It also effectively invalidates all the petitions submitted to the secr
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 21, 2016 20:26

Judge strikes blow to Missouri cigarette tax initiative

An initiative proposing to raise Missouri's cigarette tax to benefit early childhood programs is in jeopardy of not making the November ballot after a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair... Raise Your Hand for Kids, the group s
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added May 21, 2016 00:22

VIDEO: Group submits proposal to raise Missouri's cigarette tax

A group called Raise Your Hand for Kids has collected over 320,000 signatures on the petition, which was submitted to the Missouri Secretary of State last weekend. The measure proposes to raise Missouri's tobacco tax and use the majority of the revenue
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added May 12, 2016 20:01

[Missouri] Editorial: Revoke St. Louis County smoking-ban exemptions

after winning voter approval by a nearly 2-to-1 ratio, the county’s “Indoor Clean Air Code” took effect. And so, too, began the exemptions....Protecting public health is a legitimate government concern that outweighs the nanny-state complaints of smoking
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 11, 2016 23:15

[Missouri] Local man injured by electronic cigarette battery explosion

James Horn was working at Olive Garden in the back of the restaurant Saturday afternoon when a electronic-cigarette battery caught fire, and ultimately exploded in his pocket. “My pocket started getting real hot, and then all of a sudden it started maki
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added May 11, 2016 20:28
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