Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.
“Teens, adolescents, young brains are obviously quite bright in many cases but the connections between nerves, what are called synapses, have not completely developed.”
Eighteen people are accused of conspiring to transport more than $17 million worth of contraband cigarettes to New York.
The Food and Drug Administration says menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes.
Health experts still working to verify manufacturers’ claims of E-cig safety.
Backers of a proposal to increase Missouri’s lowest-in-the nation cigarette taxes wrapped up a statewide bus tour Friday at the state Capitol.
A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade along with two relatives were charged in Kentucky.
Unofficial results show an attempt to repeal the April 2011 ban failed Tuesday.
The dollar-per-pack increase will apply to cigarettes and a few other smoking devices, but not chewing tobacco or “moist snuff”.
Chris Koster says movie producers should restrict depictions of tobacco use,