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.
St. Louis Co. Raises Age for Buying Cigarettes, Vapor ProductsBecomes 193rd U.S. municipality to adopt "Tobacco 21" ordinance.
Some Want to Snuff Out City Councilman's Smoking Age IncreaseBill Hannegan of Keep St. Louis Free thinks the County Council is moving too quickly when it comes to the minimum age change.
Creve Coeur Approves Ban on Outdoor Smoking, E-CigsThe ordinance bans smoking in outdoor dining areas, outdoor seating and service areas open to the public.
St. Louis Ranks No. 28 in American Fitness Index 2016Washington D.C. finished No. 1, and Indianapolis was the worst on the list at No. 50.
Illinois Considers Raising Age to Buy Tobacco ProductsThe bill comes as California Gov. Jerry Brown considers whether to sign legislation that would raise the tobacco-buying age to 21 in his state.
Bill Proposes Raising Age to Buy Tobacco to 21 in IllinoisThe bill is assigned to Senate's Public Health Committee.
One Person Dies in Belleville FireVictim found in room with smoking materials and candles.
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.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Missouri Petroleum Marketers Back Cigarette Tax HikeA group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack.