American Cancer Society http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis To Participate In National Cancer Study http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-participate-national-cancer-study <p>The American Cancer Society is launching <a href="http://www.cancer.org/research/researchprogramsfunding/epidemiology-cancerpreventionstudies/cancerpreventionstudy-3/index">a nationwide study</a> to try to better understand the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that contribute to causing cancer.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:52:05 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 9443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis To Participate In National Cancer Study Tobacco tax petitions seek approval for circualtion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tobacco-tax-petitions-seek-approval-circualtion-0 <p><em>Reporting by KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon was used in this story.</em></p><p>Two petitions that would affect taxes on tobacco products in Missouri are going through the approval process for circulation.</p><p>One would give cities and counties the ability to set and control tobacco taxes. The state has preempted&nbsp;local tobacco taxes since 1993.</p><p>Petitions supporters say local communities should have the right to determine how tobacco tax dollars are used. But Misty Snodgrass with the American Cancer Society says the proposal is problematic.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:19:13 +0000 KCUR 2898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tobacco tax petitions seek approval for circualtion