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Tobacco Industry Bankrolls Amendment 3 & Proposition A to Deceive Missouri Voters & Keep Cigarettes Cheap

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Tobacco Industry Bankrolls Amendment 3 & Proposition A to Deceive Missouri Voters & Keep Cigarettes Cheap

  Missouri Public Health Organizations Urge Voters to Reject Both Tobacco Ballot Measures in November JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., October 3, 2016 – Two tobacco measures will appear on the Missouri ballot in November: Amendment 3 and Proposition A. Both ballot initiatives are supported by the tobacco industry in an effort to deceive Missouri voters and prevent an adequate increase of Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax. As a result, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, American Lung Association in Missouri, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Tobacco-Free Missouri issue...

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Governor’s Veto of Tobacco Cessation Funding Disappointing to Advocates

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Governor’s Veto of Tobacco Cessation Funding Disappointing to Advocates Decision Furthers Toll of Tobacco on Missourians Health & Wallet JEFFERSON CITY, MO —June 26, 2014—This week, Tobacco Free Missouri and its statewide health advocacy partners were disappointed to learn of Governor Jay Nixon’s line item veto of much needed tobacco cessation funding to help Missourians quit smoking and lessen the burden of tobacco on our state. Comprehensive tobacco cessation programs help smokers quit and ultimately save lives and money.  By reducing tobacco use, they play a crucial role in the prevention of many chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and...

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Legislative fix would force cheap tobacco companies to raise prices and protect millions in state budget

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March 12, 2014 – Tobacco Free Missouri (TFM) joined health organizations and associations urging Missouri legislators to pass legislation that would protect state budget resources and result in raised prices for tobacco companies that sell cheap discount cigarettes. The legislation, HB 1242 (sponsored by Reps. Rick Stream and Chris Kelly) and SB 820 (sponsored by Sen. Kurt Schaefer), would close a current loophole within the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).  By closing the loophole, millions of dollars in Missouri revenue could go towards programs such as health care for low-income Missourians (Medicaid), education and tobacco cessation.  In addition, the change...

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