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[California] Field Poll: Life-Saving Tobacco Tax Holds Narrow Lead but Big Tobacco Spends Tens of Millions to Deceive Voters, Defeat Prop 56

A new Field Poll shows that California voters narrowly favor Proposition 56, but also reflects the effect of tobacco’s mammoth spending and deceptive messaging. “This is not a surprise. Tobacco companies have spent $200 million over the last 10 years in
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 27, 2016 17:43
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California income tax hike has wide lead, fewer back $2-a-pack tobacco tax increase

California’s likely voters solidly support a fall initiative to extend higher income taxes on top earners, while a separate proposal to boost state taxes on tobacco is clinging to a majority vote, according to a new survey released Monday. The statewide
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 27, 2016 14:26
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[California] FLAHERTY: Don’t buy Big Tobacco’s lies; Prop. 56 will help kids and everyone else

Prop 56. is a win-win for taxpayers and schools. The only loser is Big Tobacco and isn’t it about time we triumph over an industry that causes so much tragedy and death?
Merced (CA) Sun-Star
added Sep 27, 2016 11:42
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[California] Tax increase, crime measures backed by state voters, poll finds

In several past elections, tobacco tax initiatives have performed competitively in polling only to fail on election day. In 2012, a $1 cigarette tax to fund cancer research was defeated by a margin of only 0.4 percentage points. In 2006, a proposed tax i
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Sep 27, 2016 11:34
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California ballot measures: Tobacco tax tight; voters favor parole reforms, poll finds

as the deep-pocketed opposition rolls out a heavy ad campaign attacking the measure as a tax grab for special interests. California voters narrowly favor Proposition 56 — the tobacco tax — with 53 percent in favor, 40 percent opposed and seven percent u
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Sep 27, 2016 11:32
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California governor vetoes ban on public smoking at colleges

The bill would have allowed school trustees and board members to decide whether to fine campus smokers up to $100. In a veto message, the Democratic governor noted that the schools’ governing boards already have that authority...Brown also announced that
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 27, 2016 12:01
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[California] She sure is practical! Kristen Stewart checks out cars at Honda dealership in LA as she models strange sunglasses and holds cigarette

The 26-year-old was spotted smoking a cigarette and wearing a boho chic ensemble
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 27, 2016 00:15
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[California] PORAC Endorses Prop 56 to Protect Children and Save Lives

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) – the largest law enforcement organization in California and the largest statewide association in the nation – is putting its muscle behind Proposition 56, the life-saving tobacco tax initiative th
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 26, 2016 23:43
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[California] CSAC Supports Proposition 56 on Behalf of the State’s 58 Counties

California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has announced its support for Proposition 56, saying the initiative will improve California communities by curbing youth tobacco use, including e-cigarette and cigar smoking, and improving health care for lo
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 26, 2016 23:43
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[California] Gov. Brown kicks smokers out of bleachers at youth sports events

banned smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes within 250 feet of any Little League baseball game or other youth sports event. Brown signed the bill by Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician, who said tobacco products have no place near chi
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 24, 2016 15:05
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