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Saving Lives at the Ballot Box

Voters to decide smoke-free initiative in North Dakota, tobacco tax measure in Missouri

Editor
Oct 25, 2012

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North Dakota and Missouri voters on November 6 will have the chance to deliver big wins for health and save lives in their states.

North Dakota voters can approve a statewide ballot initiative, Measure 4, to require smoke-free workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.

Missouri voters can prevent kids from smoking and save lives by voting yes on Prop B to increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax by 73 cents per pack.

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posted October 25, 2012

Missouri Can Rise from the Ashes in November by Increasing Low Tobacco Tax

Voters will have a chance to keep kids from smoking, save lives

Editor
Aug 8, 2012

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Missouri voters in November can prevent kids from smoking and save lives by approving a ballot initiative to increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax by 73 cents per pack.

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posted August 08, 2012

U.S. Senators Call for Tobacco-Free Baseball

Health officials in Texas and St. Louis want tobacco out of World Series, MLB

Editor
Oct 18, 2011

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With the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals set to begin the 2011 World Series Wednesday night, four U.S. Senators called on the Major League Baseball Players Association to protect players' health and the well-being of millions of young fans by agreeing to a contractual ban on tobacco use at games.  

Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct) urged in a letter to Players Association executive director Michael Weiner that the ban be effective in the 2012 baseball contract. The senators noted that the World Series is likely to be watched by an estimated 15 million viewers, many of them children.

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posted October 18, 2011

Low-Tax Missouri Can Lift Itself from Bottom of the Pack

Voters could get chance to raise cigarette taxes, fund education and tobacco prevention

Editor
Sep 23, 2011

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Missouri’s meager, 17-cents-per-pack cigarette tax — the lowest in the nation — could be raised by 80 cents, reducing smoking and generating  $300 million to help fund public education, state universities and programs to help smokers quit and keep kids from starting.

It’s truly a win-win for the state.

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posted September 23, 2011

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