(KFVS) - A group of organizations and individuals led by the American Cancer Society have filed a proposition on tobacco taxes to provide funding for public education, higher education and public health in Missouri.
The coalition sponsoring the measure is made up of medical and public health professionals, education groups, business leaders and community leaders.
“We are pleased this measure has potential to help school districts deal with the funding problems they face,” says Missouri School Boards’ Association Executive Director Dr. Carter Ward. “This proposition presents the voters of Missouri the opportunity to voice their opinion on this issue.”
The group says Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax of all states in the nation, and very high smoking and other tobacco product use rates. They say the measure filed.