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[California] Money and Politics

We are outraged at the tobacco industry’s ability to influence public policy in their favor, decade after decade. How much longer will people sit idly by and allow this happen to the detriment of our loved ones and our health? How do we best learn from
LiveStrong.com
added Jun 24, 2012 07:49
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[California] Vote remains close on Prop. 29 tobacco tax ballot initiative

The measure, Proposition 29, was losing by 17,534 votes -- or four-tenths of 1% -- a gap that narrowed from 63,000 on election night, according to the California secretary of state’s office.
Los Angeles Times blogs
added Jun 19, 2012 17:16
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[California] LETTER: The right to breathe

public transit districts are allied with the Americans with Disabilities Act and have instituted the policy prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of their transit stops for just this reason. When I emailed Petaluma Transit Division Manager Joe Rye about my c
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier
added Jun 18, 2012 14:34
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[California] HEALEY: Prop. 29 and the cynical pitch for higher cigarette taxes

Smoking is a public health problem, and it's long past time for California to raise its cigarette tax as a deterrent to new smokers. That's why it's so unfortunate that Proposition 29's spending dictates are such bad policy.
Los Angeles Times
added Jun 6, 2012 06:41
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[California] Voters split on Proposition 29 tobacco tax

Proposition 29 (Cigarette tax) Precincts reporting: 99.1% . . . Yes 1,887,100 49.3% No 1,942,969 50.7%
Los Angeles Times blogs
added Jun 6, 2012 06:10
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[California] Smoke and mirrors: Tobacco tax fight comes down to money

Vanessa Marvin of the American Lung Association in California says voters should remember who is paying for the lion's share of the anti-Prop. 29 ad blitz -- tobacco companies. Marvin said support for Prop. 29 has slipped because of the massive spending
Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA)
added Jun 4, 2012 14:45
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[California] Armstrong takes on big tobacco

Armstrong and other smoking foes, including Bloomberg and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, are pouring in their own money to counter the industry.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 2, 2012 09:28
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[California] EDITORIAL: Taxing tobacco: Clearing some smoke, or, vote Yes on Proposition 29

If 29 passes, the combination of the price increase and reinvigorated anti-smoking program will drop prevalence from the 2010 value of 11.9 percent to 8.4 percent, with drops in consumption among continuing smokers. This decline in smoking will cost Phili
San Francisco Chronicle blogs
added Jun 1, 2012 03:45
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[California] EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco has no shame; show them a loss on Proposition 29

The shameful, deceitful, irresponsible ad campaign by Big Tobacco on California's Proposition 29 seems so transparent that one would think it was a theatrical satire rather than a duel to the death.
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald
added May 25, 2012 04:55
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[California] Proposition 29 | Voter Information Guide

PROP 29 IMPOSES ADDITIONAL TAX ON CIGARETTES FOR CANCER RESEARCH. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
Official Voter Information Guide (California Secretary of State)
added May 21, 2012 17:14
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