smoke-free http://kbia.org en Smoke-free ordinances spreading to smaller Missouri communities http://kbia.org/post/smoke-free-ordinances-spreading-smaller-missouri-communities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At only 17 cents per cigarette pack, Missouri has the <a href="http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0097.pdf">lowest tax for tobacco</a> in the U.S. In 2012, Missouri voters <a href="http://kbia.org/post/effort-raise-cigarette-tax-fails-again">said no</a> to increasing that tax to 90 cents per pack. Missouri is also </span><a href="http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/SummaryUSPopList.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">one of 14 states that don't have</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> some sort of a statewide ban on smoking in non-hospitality workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars. All of this adds up to the Show-Me State's top spot as </span><a href="http://freedominthe50states.org/tobacco/missouri" style="line-height: 1.5;">the freest state in the nation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when it comes to tobacco.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But since 2007, <a href="http://www.tobaccofreemo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Smokefree_Laws_in_Missouri_April13.pdf">about two dozen municipalities in Missouri</a> have enacted a comprehensive smoking ban in all workplaces, including restaurants and bars. This Monday, rural Washington, Mo., joins that list. The City Council voted to pass the ordinance to ban smoking back in January.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:48:53 +0000 Harum Helmy 32211 at http://kbia.org Smoke-free ordinances spreading to smaller Missouri communities University of Missouri to go smoke free July 1 http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-go-smoke-free-july-1 <p></p><p>The University of Missouri announced Thursdsay that MU’s campus will become 100 percent smoke–free earlier than planned. The smoke-free date has been moved up from January 2014 to July next year. KBIA’s Maddie Heidenreich reports. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:40:43 +0000 Maddie Heidenreich 24577 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri to go smoke free July 1