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WashU Study Finds Tobacco Advertising Aimed at Students

Tobacco companies aren’t allowed to advertise to children, but this study found more than 10 percent of high school students are receiving ads and promotions thru social media outlets or text messaging.

04/01/2014

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National “Kick Butts” Day Steers Kids Away from Smoking

Today is the day when kids across America are urged to “Kick Butt”- cigarette butts, that is.

03/19/2014

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Missouri Tobacco, Gambling Revenues Falling Short

Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.

01/23/2014

SLU Toxicologist Warns of E-Cigarette Smoking in Children

“Teens, adolescents, young brains are obviously quite bright in many cases but the connections between nerves, what are called synapses, have not completely developed.”

09/09/2013

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18 Face Federal Charges for Contraband Cigarettes

Eighteen people are accused of conspiring to transport more than $17 million worth of contraband cigarettes to New York.

08/14/2013

FDA Examines Menthol Cigarettes, With Possible Ban In Sight

FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health Risk

The Food and Drug Administration says menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes.

07/23/2013

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Metro Considers E-Cig Ban On Buses & Trains

Health experts still working to verify manufacturers’ claims of E-cig safety.

05/21/2013

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Bus Tour Wraps Up for Missouri Tobacco Tax Measure

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.

10/12/2012

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Two St. Louisans Charged In Massive Cigarette Smuggling Ring

A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade along with two relatives were charged in Kentucky.

10/04/2012

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Springfield Smoking Ban Approved

Unofficial results show an attempt to repeal the April 2011 ban failed Tuesday.

06/06/2012

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