Tobacco tax ballot measure would raise money for education, cessation programs

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:49 p.m. CDT; updated 11:07 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 19, 2012

COLUMBIA — Two and a half billion dollars: That's how much tobacco use cost Missouri residents in 2010 in direct health care expenditures, according to a study published by the American Lung Association.