U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urges more drugstore chains to stop selling cigarettes.
The sentence for 21-year-old James Edward Jones was handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in September.
Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.
Missouri voters have rejected a measure that would have sharply increased the state’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax.
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.
A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade along with two relatives were charged in Kentucky.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they’re increasing their original $15,000 reward to $50,000.
An arson fire on July 4 damaged the Islamic Society of Joplin, and another blaze in the early hours of Aug. 6 destroyed it. No one was hurt in either blaze.
The dollar-per-pack increase will apply to cigarettes and a few other smoking devices, but not chewing tobacco or “moist snuff”.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows how much or rather how little money Missouri and Illinois spend on their tobacco control programs.