St. Louis earned a place on a Forbes magazine list alongside the likes of New York City and Los Angeles. Unfortunately that list was of the dirtiest cities in America, as determined by air and water quality.
The American Lung Association released its State of the Air report, and St. Louis once again ranked in the top ten for year-round particle pollution, coming in as the tenth most-polluted city out of the 277 metropolitan areas measured -- that's not good. However, the data shows that since 2003-2005 ... More >>
Missouri received its annual report card last week from the American Lung Association. The result ain't pretty. The state earned an "F" for tobacco prevention and control (spending just $58,693 last year to prevent tobacco use statewide); an "F" for smoke-free air (with legislators refusing to pa ... More >>
Here's telling you to put your cigarette out, kid.St. Louis County is finalizing a series of contracts worth $3.4 million aimed at convincing you to give up your cigarettes -- and hopes to ink even more in the coming months.Whether you like it or not, that's your federal tax dollars at work -- or ... More >>
Smoking debate drags on.As mentioned yesterday on this blog, folks on both side of the smoking ban debate aren't happy with a bill that would ask St. Louis County voters to prohibit tobacco use in most businesses. For smoking advocates and many business owners, the bill is an unfair encroachment ... More >>
Let your lungs do the talking
A St. Louis charity tries to kill a Cleveland program for children, but the little guys fight back