Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says a petition, that would tack an extra buck onto the price of a pack of cigarettes, has met state standards for circulation. The petition asks that the money raised from the tax be used for tobacco education and smoking cessation programs. The proposal would generate an extra $20-to-$100-million annually. Before getting on the November 2012 ballot, organizers have to get their petition form approved by the Attorney General and Secretary of State. Then they have to collect the signatures of registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor’s race from 6 of the state’s 9 congressional districts, and have it done by May 6th of next year.