smoking http://news.stlpublicradio.org en E-Cigarette Bills Pass Missouri House And Senate On Same Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/e-cigarette-bills-pass-missouri-house-and-senate-same-day <p>The Missouri Senate and Missouri House have both passed bills to ban sales of electronic nicotine delivery devices to minors.</p><p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2014&amp;bill=HB%201690&amp;code=R">House Bill 1690</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=29624824">Senate Bill 841</a> would both limit the sales of these devices, sometimes called e-cigarettes, to consumers 18 years old and older, and both versions would not subject the devices to&nbsp; regulation or taxation as tobacco products.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:47:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org E-Cigarette Bills Pass Missouri House And Senate On Same Day Wash U Tobacco Control Recommendations: Raise Prices And Implement Smoke-Free Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-tobacco-control-recommendations-raise-prices-and-implement-smoke-free-policies <p>In the 50 years since the Surgeon General first reported on the dangers of smoking tobacco, much has been done to effect change. At the time of the first Surgeon General’s Report, 42 percent of American adults smoked. Today, only 18 percent do.</p><p>That’s according to the <a href="http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/index.html" target="_blank">50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report</a> released in January.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:57:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 34330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Tobacco Control Recommendations: Raise Prices And Implement Smoke-Free Policies Commentary: Congress, Grunts And Former Smokers Should Embrace The Suck http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-congress-grunts-and-former-smokers-should-embrace-suck <p>A Words to Live By award goes to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who reportedly advised her fellow Democrats to “embrace the suck” and vote for the budget agreement crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.</p><p>It seems that liberal colleagues objected to certain provisions of the compromise but Pelosi believed a flawed deal beat no deal at all. Her half-a-loaf-is-better-than-nothing approach was reminiscent of the practicality that once characterized negotiations on Capitol Hill.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:24:42 +0000 M.W. Guzy 32375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Congress, Grunts And Former Smokers Should Embrace The Suck Mo. House Republicans Defeat Attempt By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Members' Offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-republicans-defeat-attempt-democrats-ban-smoking-members-offices <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">A proposal to ban smoking in the Capitol offices of Missouri House members has been snuffed out by a committee.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The House Rules Committee rejected the office smoking ban Tuesday on an 8-4 vote, with all Republicans against it and all Democrats for it.&nbsp; </FONT></FONT><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">House rules already prohibit smoking in the hallways and the chamber while lawmakers are in session. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:07:03 +0000 The Associated Press 8383 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Republicans Defeat Attempt By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Members' Offices Effort To Raise Cigarette Tax Fails (Again) http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/effort-raise-cigarette-tax-fails-again <p>Missouri voters have <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^011656688155">narrowly defeated</a> an effort to raise the state’s tobacco tax.<br><br>If <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/default.asp#propB">Proposition B</a> had passed, the tax on a pack of cigarettes would have gone from <a href="http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/2011-state-cigarette-excise-taxes.aspx">the lowest in the nation</a>, at 17 cents, up to 90 cents.<br> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:43:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6197 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Effort To Raise Cigarette Tax Fails (Again) Raise Missouri's Cigarette Tax? Voters To Decide On Proposition B http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/raise-missouris-cigarette-tax-voters-decide-proposition-b <p>Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax of any state in the country – and some of the highest smoking and lung cancer rates. A measure on tomorrow’s ballot – <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/default.asp#propB">Proposition B</a> – is aiming to change that.<br><br>While previous efforts to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax have failed, proponents of this increase are more optimistic.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:18:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6092 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Raise Missouri's Cigarette Tax? Voters To Decide On Proposition B Morning headlines: Monday, April 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-9-2012 <p><strong>Public meeting to be held on City-Arch-River Project</strong></p><p>Members of the public will have another chance to weigh in on one of the most controversial parts of the City-Arch-River 2015 project - what to do about the portion of Interstate 70 that runs through downtown.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on its plans for the depressed section of the interstate at St. Louis City Hall on Tuesday.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:16:53 +0000 Julie Bierach, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 9, 2012 American Lung Association: Missouri's smoking policies fail to protect http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/american-lung-association-missouris-smoking-policies-fail-protect <p><a href="http://www.lungusa.org/press-room/press-releases/state-of-tobacco-control-2012.html">A new report by the American Lung Association</a> puts Missouri near the bottom of the list when it comes to state tobacco control policies.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/SOTC_2012.pdf">The report</a> grades states according to their spending on tobacco prevention and control programs, smoke-free air laws, cigarette taxes, and coverage of programs to help smokers quit.<br /> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org American Lung Association: Missouri's smoking policies fail to protect In Missouri, rural male workers at highest risk from secondhand smoke http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-rural-male-workers-highest-risk-secondhand-smoke <p>A higher percentage of Missouri&#39;s workers are exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke than in any other state.</p><p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/nov/10_0197.htm">A 2007 telephone survey</a> funded by the <a href="http://www.mffh.org/content/18/tobacco-prevention-cessation-initiative.aspx">Missouri Foundation for Healt</a>h looked at the tobacco use, health, and demographics of close to 24,000 indoor Missouri workers.&nbsp; About 12 percent were exposed to secondhand smoke, compared to about 7 percent of workers nationwide.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:32:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Missouri, rural male workers at highest risk from secondhand smoke Study: Fewer smokers in the Show-Me state http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-fewer-smokers-show-me-state <p><em><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kcur/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1844020/KCUR.News/Fewer.Missourians.Lighting.Up">Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon used in this report</a>.</em></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:18:06 +0000 KCUR 1929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: Fewer smokers in the Show-Me state