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Effort to increase Missouri cigarette tax would fund early childhood education

An effort is underway to place a 50-cent increase in the state’s tobacco tax ... advocate for early childhood education. “All of the evidence suggests investments in early childhood result in good ret... read more

Campaign to raise tobacco tax in Missouri caught in anti-abortion snag

“If we support a tax increase, we want ... cell advocacy group Missouri Cures Education Foundation. Missouri Cures Chairman Donn Rubin said a 2006 constitutional amendment protects stem cell research ... read more

4 petitions certified for Missouri ballot, including tobacco tax hikes, campaign donation cap

One such effort, to raise Missouri’s 17-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes by 60 cents for early childhood ... of people who decide which programs get the investment, it is based on need that comes from lo... read more

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CDC: States Lag in Boosting Cigarette Taxes

New York has the highest tax at $4.35 per pack and Missouri has the lowest ... from the Surgeon General’s report, the need for aggressive tobacco control initiatives is all the more apparent. Anti-smo... read more

Coalition to announce ballot initiative to raise ND tobacco tax

Kristie Wolff, program manager of tobacco control and advocacy for the American Lung ... smoking and give adults the incentive they need to quit. Retailers and distributors who opposed raising the tax ... read more

Campaign to fund early childhood education readies pitch to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax

The clearest message researchers gained in a year of polling and listening across the state is that most Missourians want to support early childhood ... to vote for a 50-cent increase in Missouri’s to... read more

Campaign To Increase Tobacco Tax Aims To Decrease Smoking

The last tobacco tax increase was in 2004. “It’s time for Colorado to reclaim its commitment to preventing kids from starting a life-long addiction to tobacco use,” said Jodi Radke, Regional Advocacy ... read more

The Daily 202: West Wing intrigue distracts from what the Trump administration is, and isn’t, doing

This is the result of massive tax cuts combined with dramatic increases in spending and inaction on entitlements. Trillion-dollar annual deficits are going to be the new normal. The money being borrow... read more

St. Louis County looks to raise minimum age for tobacco purchases

Health experts say Missouri inflates teen smoking rates with the lowest tobacco tax in the U.S. “The tobacco ... “As a result they need replacement customers — our children.” Anti-tobacco advocates sa... read more

Mark Hughes: A tale of two tobacco taxes

Missouri’s cigarette tax, at 17 cents per pack, is the nation’s lowest. This makes the tax an irresistible target for advocates who want to raise money for public uses. This year, two initiative petit... read more

Nixon vetoes e-cigarette bill

“They’re not tobacco products,” he said. “The premise that we need to tax these and regulate them in ... undermined efforts to control smoking. Health advocacy groups such as Tobacco Free Missouri, th... read more

The Daily 202: Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads

“Schuette would let insurance companies deny people coverage when they need it most,” a female narrator says in ... Congress repealed the individual mandate in last December’s tax bill. The requiremen... read more

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