The dispiriting defeat of Proposition B on Tuesday leaves Missouri with the nation's lowest tobacco tax, a high incidence of costly tobacco-related illnesses and too few dollars for schools, universities and other services.
WHAT OTHERS SAY: Defeat of cigarette tax increase hurts Missouri
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