RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company is using children as political pawns in a dangerous game to sell more cigarettes.
It’s opposed by 110 Missouri legislators and counting; not to mention dozens of education, healthcare and public organizations throughout Missouri.
Don’t be mislead by “Joe Camel” – This is about guaranteeing their profits for years to come, not our kids.
Vote NO on 3!
RJ Reynolds stands to gain an additional $500 million in market share…per year. Amendment 3 would raise smaller cigarette manufacture’s fees an additional 67 cents while Big Tobacco is capped at 60 cents over 5 years!
Amendment 3 impairs medical research in Missouri, including banning research into the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. Why would an amendment supposedly for kids limit tobacco-related research?
Amendment 3 would create a giant slush fund that wouldn’t be subject to state appropriations for public education. It’d be in the hands of an unelected commission that represent special interests.
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Cancer Society
Tobacco Free Missouri
Washington University St. Louis
RJ Reynolds has contributed $6.6 million dollars and provisioned another $5 million if needed
Raise Your Hand 4-Kids
Early Childhood Education Initiative
Yes on Amendment 3 for Kids
Why is Big Tobacco pouring millions into Amendment 3…PROFITS!
RJ Reynolds stands to gain $500,000,000 per year in market share if Amendment 3 passes. The Amendment contains language that eliminates their competition, reduces funding for life-saving cures, contains abortion language for no reason whatsoever.
It’s not about Missouri. It’s not about or Kids. It’s about securing Big Tobacco Profits.
*This is how much Big Tobacco is set to gain if Amendment 3 passes
Why would Big Tobacco back an amendment for our kids?
Because, Big Tobacco sits to gain 1/2 a BILLION dollars in market share per year, that’s why