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[California] Shasta College’s plans for a smoke-free campus stalled

Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill that would have banned smoking on all public colleges has stalled plans at Shasta College to go smoke-free. "That was a big piece of the puzzle," Kevin O'Rorke, vice president of student services at Shasta College, said
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight
added Sep 28, 2016 04:17
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If California's 21-and-up smoking law is a success, other states may follow suit

With many watching what happens in California, the state has become a national test case for a 21-and-up smoking law — one that could have major implications for dozens of places now considering similar legislation. Needham, Mass., raised its smoking ag
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 17, 2016 17:56
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[California] despite veto, calif. community colleges still have opportunity to get tobacco off campus

in vetoing the bill, Brown pointed out that California’s public colleges and universities have the power to save lives and develop tobacco-free policies. We will continue our work partnering with community colleges to develop and implement policies that g
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:26
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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

Four states will vote on whether to raise their tobacco tax in November: California (by $2), Colorado ($1.75), North Dakota ($1.76) and Missouri (15 cents)....Studies support the goal. For every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes, smoking goe
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Sep 28, 2016 04:20
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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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