Cigarette Tax

New Push To Raise Missouri's Cigarette TaxBlack elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education
Survey: Missouri's Last In Fight Against Lung says cigarette prices & state tax on them are very low.
High Cigarette Taxes Curb Heavy SmokingA new Washington University School of Medicine study finds as cigarette taxes go up -- heavy smoking goes down.
Two Leading Missouri Governor Candidates Do Not Support Tobacco TaxThe measure on the November ballot would raise Missouri's cigarette tax to 90 cents. It currently is 17 cents.
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.
Missouri Board of Education Wants Tobacco Tax IncreasedThe measure would raise Missouri's cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents beginning January.
Quinn Signs Medicaid Cuts, Cigarette Tax IncreaseThe $2.7 billion package of cuts and taxes is designed to repair a long-term deficit in the state's Medicaid program.
Price of a Pack: the Key to Stop SmokingAmerican Cancer Society spokesperson hopes a proposed increase in Missouri cigarette taxes will cause people to quit smoking
Ciagrettes in Illinois Going Up a Buck a PackThe dollar-per-pack increase will apply to cigarettes and a few other smoking devices, but not chewing tobacco or “moist snuff”.
New Cigarette Tax Will Help Fill Illinois' Medicaid HoleThe $1 per pack increase is expected to bring the state of Illinois $350 million in additional revenue.
Illinois House Approves Higher Cigarette TaxWould cost a dollar a pack more
Illinois Lawmakers Slash Medicaid Budget “2.7 million [people on Medicaid] will be going through an annual redetermination process to make sure they’re still eligible for Medicaid.”
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