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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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Lack of Action Leads to Loss of Mo. Tobacco Money

When Missouri receives an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies next month, the deposit will be less than half of its typical $130 million.

03/17/2014

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Durbin Urges More Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urges more drugstore chains to stop selling cigarettes.

02/11/2014

Justice

Man Gets 20 Years for Assaulting ATF Officer

The sentence for 21-year-old James Edward Jones was handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in September.

12/17/2013

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‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

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Missouri Voters Again Reject Tobacco Tax Increase

Missouri voters have rejected a measure that would have sharply increased the state’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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Two St. Louisans Charged In Massive Cigarette Smuggling Ring

A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade along with two relatives were charged in Kentucky.

10/04/2012

Islamic Center of Joplin after fire on August 6, 2012. (Photo courtesy of FBI Kansas City)

Feds Boost Reward For Info on Joplin Mosque Fire

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they’re increasing their original $15,000 reward to $50,000.

09/19/2012

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