Dr. Graham Colditz says longtime smokers die on average 11 years sooner than non smokers.
The smoking ban passed in 2009 allowed for some bars to be grandfathered in but councilman Mike O’Mara wants to change that.
Smoking is barred in the House chamber and public galleries, but it has been permitted in lawmakers’ private offices.
The Missouri Students Association pushed for the earlier date, saying there was no good reason to wait for the previous Jan. 1, 2014, deadline.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the Springfield woman told police she might have smoked meth with her daughter five or six times.
The fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. In addition to the fire damage, a third apartment had water damage.
Men’s Health Magazine put together a list ranking America’s 100 largest cities on heart health issues.
An exception to the city’s indoor smoking ban allows for smoking inside the Missouri Athletic Club.
Casino owners pushing back efforts to ban smoking
80-year prison sentence for a 26-year-old man who shot two bouncers who’d escorted him out of a bar after he’d been caught smoking.