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$2 per pack tobacco tax on fast track in California Legislature

Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed the tax, which would move California's tobacco taxes from 33rd-highest in the nation to fourth. The $1.5 billion raised each year would help pay for medical care for tobacco-related diseases, anti-tobacco educa
Los Angeles Times
added May 8, 2013 15:30

California draws on reserves for tobacco debt payments

California officials have tapped reserves for payments on two series of state tobacco bonds due to insufficient tobacco settlement revenue, according to notices filed with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Monday.
added Dec 4, 2012 01:53

[California] Children in the Field: North Carolina Tobacco Farms

The fields of California are not the only ones filled with child laborers.
NBC Bay Area
added Aug 5, 2012 03:34

[California] LETTER: Sleeping with Big Tobacco

Modesto (CA) Bee
added May 13, 2012 23:51

[California] SKELTON: Think of the tobacco tax as user fee

Prop. 29 on the June ballot would raise cigarette taxes and generate money for research on cancer and related illnesses.
Los Angeles Times
added May 7, 2012 07:10

[California] Cigarette Contract Prices Rise

“This is not a surprise to us given the $2-per-pack tax increase that was just approved by voters in California,” Herzog said in her newsletter. The new California tax won’t go into effect until April 1, 2017. Voters in California opted to raise their
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 12, 2016 22:32

California voters to get chance to decide if cigarette taxes will go up by $2 a pack

A coalition of health groups including the California Medical Assn. has collected more than enough signatures to qualify an initiative for the Nov. 8 ballot that would raise the tobacco tax in California by $2 a pack, the group said Friday.
Los Angeles Times
added May 14, 2016 05:44

[California] Lawsuit turns up heat on e-cigarette maker

Diek says Lorillard ... is misleading consumers by claiming its e-cigarette brand, called BLU, is a safer and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes...Diek said he never would have purchased BLU e-cigarettes if the company had made him aware of t
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 9, 2015 11:46

[California] Palos Verdes Estates woman testifies in negligence suit against tobacco company

“When he was gone, I felt like half of me was gone,” 69-year-old Tajie Major said of former Navy Capt. William “Earl” Major, who smoked for decades....Her lawsuit, being tried before jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom, alleges Lorillard put sales over safe
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Jul 23, 2014 15:20

[California] $2-Per-Pack Tobacco Tax Clears First of Legislative Hurdles

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved the bill in a 5-2 vote and the Senate Committee on Health approved it 6-2. All "yes" votes were Democrats. All "no" votes were Republican.
California Healthline
added May 13, 2013 14:06
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