State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
Four months after the night of arson following the Ferguson grand jury decision announcement, federal investigators are warning many of the blazes will go unsolved unless more people help with tips.
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.
The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.
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.