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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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Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn’t Be Used Long Term

While science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?

05/01/2014

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St. Joseph Passes Smoking Ban

Under the ban, which goes into effect June 7, smoking will no longer be allowed in any indoor place of employment, including bars and restaurants.

04/09/2014

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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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Study: Drug, Alcohol Use Higher Among Mentally Ill

Researchers at Washington University School found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those with psychotic disorders.

01/02/2014

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Missouri Has Nation’s Fourth-Highest Smoking Rate; Illinois 20th

26.2 percent of Missourians say they smoke. Kentucky has the highest smoking rate, West Virginia is number two, and Oklahoma is third.

11/19/2013

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