In 2015, Jim Heeter, then the president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, announced an effort in the area to raise the age from 18 to 21 to buy tobacco. The Tobacco 21 movement is one example of how local governments are leading the push to advance public health.
In 2015, Jim Heeter, then the president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, announced an effort in the area to raise the age from 18 to 21 to buy tobacco. The Tobacco 21 movement is one example of how local governments are leading the push to advance public health. File photo by Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
In 2015, Jim Heeter, then the president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, announced an effort in the area to raise the age from 18 to 21 to buy tobacco. The Tobacco 21 movement is one example of how local governments are leading the push to advance public health. File photo by Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

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The push for better health in Missouri starts at the local level

December 15, 2016 3:07 PM

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