FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
American Cancer Society
Health and Education Coalition Files Revised Version of Tobacco Proposition
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- A diverse coalition led by the American Cancer Society has withdrawn its original tobacco-related proposition, which was filed on September 20 with the Missouri Secretary of State, and has re-filed a slightly modified and stronger version. This was done after receiving input from a variety of stakeholders in an effort to further refine and strengthen the measures health impact and political viability. The new proposition would ask voters to approve a 73 cent per pack cigarette tax increase, and would up the tax on other tobacco products as well.