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Competing forces look to raise the Missouri cigarette tax

Multiple groups are pushing proposals to raise the Missouri cigarette ... it’s tired of fighting off big tobacco tax boosts, the organization proposes a small one. Advocates for a suite of early ... read more

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Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

For many Missouri health advocates, an increase in the state's tobacco ... small tax now might eliminate the chance of future tax that would be big enough to significantly change smokers' behavior. ... read more

Maryland should hike tobacco taxes again

... s cigarette tax is second-lowest in the nation, after Missouri’s; it is an example of a state that extends its smokers a license to kill — themselves. Pleased with the results in Maryland, anti- ... read more

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Voters face weighty decision over cigarette tax proposals

Dena Ladd, executive director of Missouri Cures, a medical research advocacy organization ... failed efforts to introduce cigarette taxes in Missouri and come to the conclusion that such provisions ... read more


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. ... read more

Amendment 3: A choice between cheap cigarettes or kids

In addition to subsidizing cigarette companies, Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in ... that want to keep their subsidy. Simply put, Amendment 3 asks voters to choose between cheap cigarettes and ... read more

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

Missouri ... want to support early childhood education. Less clear, but still reassuring to the Raise Your Hand for Kids campaign, is that they think enough people would be inclined to vote for a ... read more

Campaign To Increase Tobacco Tax Aims To Decrease Smoking

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

Report: Missouri ranks low in money spent on tobacco prevention

Missouri ... and tobacco tax increases, are necessary to break the cycle of addiction and save lives from tobacco use among all populations.” The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, ... read more

Higher taxes on cigarettes make good sense

Correction: An earlier version of this editorial reported incorrectly that Virginia has the lowest cigarette tax rate in the nation, at 30 cents a pack. Missouri ... cigarettes, about $4.60, is among ... read more

A tax that should keep rising

... s cigarette tax is second-lowest in the nation, after Missouri’s; it is an example of a state that extends its smokers a license to kill — themselves. Pleased with the results in Maryland, ... read more

Half of cigarettes in NY come from black market

Taxes on cigarettes, which are designed to discourage smoking, vary widely. States such as Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia ... Note that the anti-smoking advocate dismisses the study because the ... read more



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