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.
Study: Smokers Have Higher Risk Of Suicide Than Non-SmokersNew research has found that smokers are at a higher risk for committing suicide.
Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn't Be Used Long TermWhile science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?
WashU Study Finds Tobacco Advertising Aimed at StudentsTobacco 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.

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