Barbara Shelly

July 10, 2014 1:18 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon should veto sneaky cigarette bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is doing an excellent job of spotting and vetoing sneaky legislation. So here’s hoping he won’t miss Senate Bill 841. On the surface, it appears to be a well-meaning attempt to stop teenagers younger than 18 from purchasing e-cigarettes. But then why is the language so similar to bills sponsored in other states? And why did Reynolds American Tobacco lobby so hard for the legislation?

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