Three Plead Guilty to Smuggling 620,000 Cartons of CigarettesThe cigarettes were sold mostly on American Indian reservations, costing the state of New York more than $8 million in lost revenue.
Indictment: 35 Trafficked Cigarettes, Synthetic DrugsThe indictment returned last week but announced Wednesday alleges the 35 defendants plotted for more than two years to buy contraband cigarettes in St. Louis and resell them in Illinois and New Jersey.
New York Women Arrested in Missouri Cigarette SchemeAuthorities say two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme.
One-Fourth of U.S. Cancer Deaths Linked with 1 Thing: SmokingThe rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
County Council Close to Smoking Age DecisionThe St. Louis County Council is one vote away from raising the legal smoking age to 21.
Businessman Challenges Proposal for Tobacco Tax AmendmentThe suit was filed on behalf of Jim Boeving, owner of Discount Smokes & Beer in Springfield, who wants to prevent the measure from being placed on this year's ballot.
St. Louis City to be 'Smoke Free' in 2016The exceptions that some bars had to the five year old smoking ban end on January 1st.
KC Civic Leaders Call for Raise in Legal Age for TobaccoIf the campaign is successful, Kansas City would become the second-largest metro area in the country to increase the minimum age, behind only New York City.
Twitter Users Love Hookah, Your Lungs - Not So MuchKrauss says of the 5,000 tweets sampled, almost 90 percent were positive, with only about 7 percent negative or discouraging hookah use.
Cigarette Butt Recycling in Downtown St. LouisAbout 62 bins have been up for three weeks in downtown St. Louis along Washington Avenue, and they have already collected five pounds of butts.
Fairview Heights Police Search for Suspect in Circle K RobberyThe Fairview Heights Police Department is searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened at the Circle K gas station on June 13, 2015.
Should the Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Be Raised?The suggestion is part of a study by the Institute of Medicine, which found a minimum age of 21 would reduce smoking prevalence by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by nearly 10 percent.

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