smoking http://kbia.org en Secretary of State clears three anti-tobacco petitions for circulation http://kbia.org/post/secretary-state-clears-three-anti-tobacco-petitions-circulation <p></p><p>Secretary of State Jason Kander’s Office announced Monday that three initiative petitions regarding cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement have been cleared for circulation.&nbsp; The petitions would create a one and a half cent tax per cigarette and repeal or change the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which requires tobacco companies to compensate states for increased public health costs created by cigarettes.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:13:30 +0000 Janet Saidi 51476 at http://kbia.org Secretary of State clears three anti-tobacco petitions for circulation Missouri youth push for State Capitol to go smoke-free http://kbia.org/post/missouri-youth-push-state-capitol-go-smoke-free <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of Missouri’s strongest anti-tobacco advocates just happen to be under 18 years old. More than one hundred students from across the state arrived in Jefferson City Thursday for an anti-tobacco advocacy and education event at the capitol organized by the </span><a href="http://www.tobaccofreemo.org/get-informed/youth-off/smokebusters-youth-advocates/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advocacy Board</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:07:15 +0000 Katie Hiler 48891 at http://kbia.org Missouri youth push for State Capitol to go smoke-free Mizzou finishes first smoke-free week http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-finishes-first-smoke-free-week <p>The University of Missouri in Columbia has wrapped up its first week as a smoke-free campus.</p><p>The ban on smoking, which took full effect on July 1, had been in the works since 2009 when Chancellor Brady Deaton announced a plan to become a smoke-free campus within five years.</p><p>As part of the transition, the school began allowing smoking only in designated areas in 2011. The Smoke-Free Mizzou website says the move was meant to give smokers time to quit or "make necessary adjustment to their smoking patterns."</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:24:09 +0000 Associated Press 36638 at http://kbia.org Mizzou finishes first smoke-free week Mo. House Republicans propose smoking policy http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-republicans-propose-smoking-policy <p>Missouri House Republicans are considering a policy to let lawmakers continue smoking in their offices while encouraging them to be "conscientious" and "respectful."</p><p>Smoking is barred in the House chamber and public galleries. House rules require the Republican and Democratic caucuses to establish smoking policies for legislators' private offices.</p><p>House Democrats have decided to bar smoking in their own private offices.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:37:24 +0000 Associated Press 28505 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Republicans propose smoking policy Washington, Mo., joins list of smoke-free towns http://kbia.org/post/washington-mo-joins-list-smoke-free-towns <p></p><p>Another Missouri town is going smoke-free.</p><p>The city council in Washington, Mo., voted last week to prohibit indoor smoking at restaurants, bars, businesses and other public places.</p><p>The Washington Missourian reports the law is effective April 15. Joette Reidy of Breathe Easy Washington presented petitions signed by 1,800 residents in support of the measure.</p><p>Twenty-nine cities and towns in Missouri prohibit smoking in public places.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:22:20 +0000 Associated Press 27949 at http://kbia.org Washington, Mo., joins list of smoke-free towns Newscast for January 16, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-16-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Mo. House GOP Defeats 2nd Effort By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Lawmakers' Offices</li><li>&nbsp;Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program</li><li>Mo. lawmakers want to nullify federal gun limits</li><li>Chairman of Mo. utility regulatory panel to resign</li></ul> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:11:08 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 27401 at http://kbia.org MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy http://kbia.org/post/mu-pushes-forward-its-smoke-free-campus-policy <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Missouri has announced 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.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:43:12 +0000 Janet Saidi 24618 at http://kbia.org MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy 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 Mo. receives "C" in ranking of premature birth rates http://kbia.org/post/mo-receives-c-ranking-premature-birth-rates <p>For the second year in a row, <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/" target="_blank">the March of Dimes</a> has given Missouri a grade of “C” in its annual state rankings of premature birth rates. Factors including maternal smoking, lack of access to health care, and obesity are to blame.</p><p>The Director of Newborn Medicine at <a href="http://www.stlouischildrens.org/" target="_blank">St. Louis Children's Hospital</a>, Dr. F. Sessions Cole, calls preterm birth a major problem for our region.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:35:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 24515 at http://kbia.org Mo. receives "C" in ranking of premature birth rates Jefferson City considers smoking rules for public housing http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-considers-smoking-rules-public-housing <p>The Jefferson City City Council has taken on a debate about smoking in public housing.&nbsp;&nbsp;A subcommittee of the City Council has announced a special meeting to discuss smoking regulations in public housing and whether the council has any power to change them. Several citizens from public housing and Smokefree Jefferson City asked the council earlier this month to strengthen regulations on smoking in public housing.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:12:54 +0000 Abby Spudich 16208 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City considers smoking rules for public housing Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate http://kbia.org/post/hannibal-smoking-ban-sparks-debate <p>A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:01:57 +0000 Lauren Richardson 11870 at http://kbia.org Smoking in the LGBT community http://kbia.org/post/smoking-lgbt-community <p>Missouri has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation -- at 21 percent, it&#39;s double the rate in states like Utah and California. But some segments of the population smoke even more. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, I talk with MU researchers who have found that the smoking rate among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians is much higher than in the population at large.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:47:19 +0000 Jacob Fenston 6442 at http://kbia.org Smoking in the LGBT community Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-september-15-2011 <p>This week, a food pantry that&rsquo;s trying to offer healthier food to low-income families. Plus, an MU researcher tells us how quitting smoking may make you a happier person.</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:02:53 +0000 1739 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011