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.
The legislation would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger than 18 from buying them.
Attorney General Chris Koster says a new court ruling should allow Missouri to avoid most of a $70 million penalty for its lackluster enforcement of a legal settlement with tobacco companies.
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would include minors.
Opponents argue the legislation would pave the way for the nicotine products to be sold with fewer restrictions.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says e-cigarette manufacturers are targeting children through advertisements.
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.
Today is the day when kids across America are urged to “Kick Butt”- cigarette butts, that is.
When Missouri receives an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies next month, the deposit will be less than half of its typical $130 million.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urges more drugstore chains to stop selling cigarettes.