Health advocates object to tobacco tax increase proposal for transportation - The Missouri Times

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Health advocacy groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association in Missouri, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Tobacco-Free Missouri, came out Wednesday against two initiative petitions (IP) hoping to raise tobacco taxes for either transportation or early childhood education.

The groups called the proposals “insufficient” and said they would undermine public health.

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