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[California] Early returns suggest smoking drop in response to state tax

Cigarette pack “distributions”—tax lingo for a pack of cigarettes typically sold from a distributor to a retailer, and a good proxy for consumption—dropped 56 percent year-over-year in the two months following the tax increase, according to data obtained
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 11, 2017 04:57
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[California] Early returns suggest smoking drop in response to state tax

The early data suggests that yes, California cigarette sales have declined significantly since prices went up. In fact, the drop is even sharper than the state anticipated—which could spell trouble for state coffers. Cigarette pack “distributions”—tax
CALmatters
added Jul 11, 2017 16:33
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[California] Cigarette sales dive after tax hike, but why?

It’s possible that some California consumers are buying lower-taxed cigarettes in neighboring states, or even over the internet. Kerstein, though, said stepped-up enforcement and travel distances hamper illegal purchases. “It seems the success rate for o
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 11, 2017 04:55
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[California] LEVINE: Marin Voice: Keeping our state beaches clean and healthful

The California Legislature has the opportunity to build upon its legacy of taking on Big Tobacco by approving my bill, AB 725, which will prohibit smoking on state beaches and in state parks. Californians are no strangers to the dangers of cigarettes and
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added Jul 8, 2017 20:05
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Oregon raises smoking age to 21, joining California, Hawaii as only states to do so

“This is really important because we know 95 percent of lifetime smokers start before age 21 and by removing tobacco from peer groups in high schools, we’re ensuring that young people have a lesser likelihood of knowing someone over the age of 21, and wi
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 8, 2017 14:51
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[California] Stephen Kessler: Sympathy for smokers, but your butts are abominable

here’s where my sympathy stops: with the butts you leave on the ground everywhere — in the gutters of my neighborhood, by park benches off West Cliff Drive, in parking lots, on sidewalks, on the beach...please consider the rest of us, human and otherwise.
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Jul 8, 2017 00:18
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[California] KELLY/ALEXANDER: To vape or not to vape? No - Risky products lure teens

E-cigarettes are harmful to public health and they are a threat to our children and our community. We ask Hunter to do what’s best for his constituents, not the tobacco industry and its never-ending quest to get our community’s youth hooked on a lifetime
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 7, 2017 18:58
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[California] HUNTER: To vape or not to vape? Yes - It's a safer alternative

My legislation will not only help save lives, that I am sure, but it will also provide a lifeline to the thousands of small businesses and employees that rely on the opportunity to continue selling vapor products to Americans who are either wanting to re
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 7, 2017 18:56
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[California] RAMOS: Contra Costa, Oakland trying to save kids from tobacco

Contra Costa County supervisors have a chance to side with the interests of public health on Tuesday by doing what the San Francisco County supervisors did June 27 — unanimously approve restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco such as candy-like e-cig
East Bay (CA) Times
added Jul 7, 2017 03:11
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[California] SHUGHART/SMITH: The ban on flavored tobacco: San Francisco’s nannies are at it again

The right to choose is the very essence of freedom. Denying that right to low-income and young people makes them second-class citizens. Prohibition not only violates economic principles but is inconsistent with liberty. Bans historically have failed to
Orange County (CA) Register
added Jul 6, 2017 17:33
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