Cigarette Tax

Missouri State Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) announces a push to raise the state tobacco tax by fifty cents to raise funding for early childhood education on August 22, 2015 in St. Louis (KMOX/Brad Choat)

New Push To Raise Missouri’s Cigarette Tax

Black elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education

08/23/2015

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Survey: Missouri’s Last In Fight Against Lung Cancer

WalletHub.com says cigarette prices & state tax on them are very low.

11/13/2014

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High Cigarette Taxes Curb Heavy Smoking

A new Washington University School of Medicine study finds as cigarette taxes go up — heavy smoking goes down.

11/30/2012

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Two Leading Missouri Governor Candidates Do Not Support Tobacco Tax

The measure on the November ballot would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax to 90 cents. It currently is 17 cents.

09/21/2012

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Nixon Remains Mute on Cigarette Tax

“I don’t expect to be active in anyway in that campaign and we’ll await the verdict of Missourians this fall,” Nixon said.

09/05/2012

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Missouri Board of Education Wants Tobacco Tax Increased

The measure would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents beginning January.

06/20/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn Signs Medicaid Cuts, Cigarette Tax Increase

The $2.7 billion package of cuts and taxes is designed to repair a long-term deficit in the state’s Medicaid program.

06/14/2012

Price of a Pack: the Key to Stop Smoking

American Cancer Society spokesperson hopes a proposed increase in Missouri cigarette taxes will cause people to quit smoking

05/31/2012

Ciagrettes in Illinois Going Up a Buck a Pack

The dollar-per-pack increase will apply to cigarettes and a few other smoking devices, but not chewing tobacco or “moist snuff”.

05/30/2012

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New Cigarette Tax Will Help Fill Illinois’ Medicaid Hole

The $1 per pack increase is expected to bring the state of Illinois $350 million in additional revenue.

05/29/2012

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