Missouri recently won the race to the bottom, as South Carolina raised its cigarette taxes. At 17 cents per pack, Missouri’s tobacco taxes not only lag far below the national average, but also far below the cigarette taxes of its neighbors. Click here to read more about how Missouri compare to other states, the high costs of smoking to the Missouri, and why raising tobacco taxes are a sensible part of balanced solutions to funding education, health care and other services that are the priorities of Missourians.
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