Voters Speak Out On Prop B Tobacco Tax

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) - Voters will cast their ballots for or against Proposition B on Nov. 6.  The measure would result in a tax increase on many tobacco products in Missouri.

Some products would have a $0.90 tax.

Much of the revenue would be used for education.

We spoke with smokers and non-smokers about the issue.

“I already pay three bucks for smokes and anymore would be tough,”
Bryan Mixon said.

“I do not smoke so I don’t care if they charge ten dollars,” Rodney Standard said.

The state auditor’s office said the measure would create at least $283 million annually.