Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Redirects Revenue

Supporters of Proposition B, a ballot proposal that calls for an increase in Missouri’s tobacco excise tax, think the proposal would cut those costs. Opponents say the tax increase, from a national-low 17 cents to 90 cents per-pack, is too large and will hurt the state’s economy.
Tobacco use cost Missouri residents $2.5 billion in 2010 in direct health care expenditures, according to a study published by the American Lung Association.

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