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A $2.00 per pack increase in the tobacco excise tax will reduce smoking, save billions in healthcare expenditures, and create thousands of California jobs (PDF)

Smoking prevalence in California will be more than 2 percentage points lower in 2020 with the tobacco tax increase • In 2020 just 7.1% of California adults will smoke, and the remaining smokers will smoke less • Smoking rates drop quickly because of the
added Oct 16, 2016 15:16

[California] LEVIN: How would the Prop. 56 tobacco tax really affect poor smokers?

So why do we have few smokers if tobacco is relatively cheap? Public health experts credit California’s low smoking rate partly to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and other initiatives, such as banning workplace smoking and being the first state to ban
added Sep 30, 2016 21:39

[California] Judge Blasts Atty Fee Request In $2M Hookah TM Fight ($$)

denied a motion for attorneys’ fees to a victorious trademark-infringement defendant, blasting the hookah wholesaler for a litigation strategy that he says wasted the court’s time and might have even been an indication of bad faith. Online hookah seller
added Sep 28, 2016 16:27

[California] HINKLE: Opposing view on Prop. 56: Vote no on $2-a-pack tobacco tax hike ($$)

health insurance companies and other wealthy special interests who are backing the initiative will receive approximately $1 billion each year in new tax money from a provision that provides “improved payments” to health care providers. They say the money
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Sep 11, 2016 22:02

[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Big to Deceive Voters and Fight State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Tobacco Taxes

By fighting the California, Colorado and North Dakota initiatives – while bankrolling the counterproductive Missouri measure – the tobacco companies once again are protecting their profits at the expense of kids and lives. Voters across the country shoul
PR Newswire
added Sep 7, 2016 16:15

Top 10 Contributor List: November 2016 General Election: Prop 56 - California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016: Opposing

1 Philip Morris USA Inc. and its affiliates...$19,478,325 / 2 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and its affiliates, by its service company RAI Services Company $13,235,970...Total from top contributors $35,588,859
California Fair Political Practices Commission
added Sep 4, 2016 11:13

[California] Chronicle recommends: Yes on Prop. 56

We do agree with one point Big Tobacco is making: Passage of Prop. 56 will generate a steadily diminishing revenue stream. This is a good thing. It means fewer people will be smoking. This will save lives, lower the burden on the state budget and help bu
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 26, 2016 17:10

[California] U.S. pharmacies sell cigarettes for less than other stores

Cigarettes are often cheaper at the very place that people shop for health supplies and fill medicine prescriptions, according to a new study in California. “Compared to other types of stores, pharmacies charged customers less for cigarettes, more for bo
added Aug 25, 2016 20:08

LGBT organisation successfully advocated for ban on tobacco promotions in San Jose, California

Recently, the tobacco companies released advertisements linking tobacco use with contemporary LGBT issues (eg, freedom to smoke likened to freedom to marry, figure 1)8 and LGBT pride.9 ,10
Tobacco Control
added Aug 19, 2016 20:24

[California] Prop 56 will increase cigarette tax and include electronic brands

increase current state excise tax on cigarette sales by $2 a pack with equivalent increases on other tobacco products. And, for the first time, electronic cigarette products containing nicotine would be classified as “other tobacco products” and subject
Idyllwild (CA) Town Crier
added Aug 19, 2016 10:59
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