Tobacco Tax Hike Would Generate Funds for MU Med School

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A University of Missouri plan to expand its medical school with a second clinical campus in Springfield likely won’t happen without an increase in the state’s tobacco tax, university leaders said Wednesday.

They were joined by business and health leaders at a news conference in Springfield to show support for raising the cigarette tax — the lowest in the nation — from the current 17 cents per pack to 90 cents. Missouri voters will consider the ballot measure known as Proposition B in Tuesday’s general election.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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