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Missouri Petroleum Marketers Back Cigarette Tax Hike

A group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack.

08/17/2015

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Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention Study

Fewer than half of U.S. states passed three or more of the nine categories.

08/07/2015

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Smoking Now Banned at All Illinois Public Colleges

The only exception to the ban is if you’re in a car either driving or parked on campus.

07/01/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

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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.

03/13/2015

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Man on Oxygen Dies in Apartment Fire

A man who was using oxygen to help his breathing died when fire broke out in his apartment in an assisted living center.

01/06/2015

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Survey: Missouri’s Last In Fight Against Lung Cancer

WalletHub.com says cigarette prices & state tax on them are very low.

11/13/2014

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Nixon Enlists Health Professionals on E-Cigarettes

Gov. Jay Nixon is eliciting support from health professionals as he tries to persuade Missouri lawmakers to sustain his veto of legislation dealing with electronic cigarettes.

09/03/2014

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Study: Electronic Cigarette Use Up 60 Percent Among Middle, High Schoolers

America’s cardiologists are growing increasingly worried about electronic cigarettes.

08/27/2014

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Kansas City Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing

The Kansas City Housing Authority is receiving both praises and anger for their recent decision to ban smoking in all public housing. More opposition was expected, but they heard from a majority of non smokers.

05/05/2014

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