Missouri has the lowest tobacco tax in the nation at 17 cents per pack. To raise money for early childhood education programs in the state, Raise Your Hand for Kids wants to raise the tax 50 cents to to 67 cents per pack.
Missouri has the lowest tobacco tax in the nation at 17 cents per pack. To raise money for early childhood education programs in the state, Raise Your Hand for Kids wants to raise the tax 50 cents to to 67 cents per pack. File photo by Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Missouri has the lowest tobacco tax in the nation at 17 cents per pack. To raise money for early childhood education programs in the state, Raise Your Hand for Kids wants to raise the tax 50 cents to to 67 cents per pack. File photo by Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star

Campaign to fund early childhood education readies pitch to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax

March 30, 2015 4:57 PM