Blog Posts By: Traci Kennedy

Big Tobacco’s New Frontier: The Buzz on E-Cigarettes

April 28, 2014

Legislation moving through the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate raises questions about how to best protect our youth from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The language in HB 1690 and SB 841 mirrors bills that were written by tobacco industry lobbyists and circulated in various states. At first glance, it seems to be a genuine […]

Clearing the Way to Clean Air


February 21, 2013

In 2013, more Missourians are protected from secondhand smoke in the workplace than ever before. Twenty-two communities across the state have implemented clean indoor air ordinances prohibiting smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces. Action by advocates at the local level led to the success of enacting these laws and improving the public health of the […]


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