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Could legalized pot diminish California’s gains against smoking?

the legalization of marijuana for recreational use could roll back some of the gains California has made in reducing the use of tobacco...“There is a concern that there could be a potential renormalization of smoking,” ...Blunts, Halpern-Felsher said, are
Los Angeles Daily News
added Nov 17, 2016 02:39
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[California] Tobacco Cos. Follow Suit With Cigarette Price Increases

The moves by the three companies, including RAI's operating company Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., come a day after PM USA's 8-cent increase, as CSNews Online previously reported. The moves come roughly a week earlier and a penny more than expected. The
Convenience Store News
added Nov 11, 2016 21:13
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[California] Prop. 56: Smokers, vapors and shops prepare for new tobacco tax

“It’s still pretty vague unfortunately as far as the actual tax,” said Alea Jasso, co-owner of South County Vapors in Tustin. “I guess now leaders from the e-cig industry and liquid manufacturers will have to sit down with the BOE and try to find a fair
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 10, 2016 21:36
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Is It Time for California to Raise Its Tobacco Tax? (Includes Lesson Plan)

Lesson Plan: The Tobacco Tax Debate (PDF) Proposition 56, one of 17 statewide measures on the ballot this November, would increase the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack, a huge leap from the current rate of 87 cents. The new $2.87 tax would also be le
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Nov 1, 2016 14:35
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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
eScholarship
added Oct 16, 2016 15:16
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[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
CALmatters
added Sep 30, 2016 21:39
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[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
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 16:27
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[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
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[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
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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
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