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[California] Tom Steyer is now the biggest donor in the effort to raise the tobacco tax

With a $3.5-million donation to the Yes on Proposition 56 campaign Tuesday, Steyer's total spending on the race has reached $11.3 million. That's more than a third of the $31 million the primary Yes on 56 committee has raised and more than all the money
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 27, 2016 01:07
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[California] EDITORIAL: Thumbs up: Clearing the air of second-hand smoke in Sonoma

Measure W on Nov. 8 is an opportunity for voters to update Sonoma’s smoking ordinance to better reflect present state laws and public attitudes about tobacco...The Press Democrat recommends a yes vote on Measure W.
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Oct 30, 2016 22:24
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[California] CA Assemblymember Williams and Ventura County Leaders Urge Voters to Support Prop 56 and Reduce E-Cigarettes’ Impact on the Environment

“If it passes, Prop 56 will help us educate kids on the harmful effects of cigarettes and e-cigarettes,” said Oxnard School Board Trustee Denis O’Leary. “This initiative is designed to prevent kids from getting hooked on tobacco, protect California’s air
Yes on 56.org
added Oct 25, 2016 21:19
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[California] Ballot Bullies: Big Tobacco Goes All Out to Kill Proposition 56

pouring more than $71 million to date into a campaign funding radio and TV ads that have been decried as “supremely sleazy” by the editorial board...one of the kings of misdirection, Richard Berman of the Washington D.C. lobbying firm Berman & Co., infamo
Capital & Main
added Oct 25, 2016 21:07
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[California] Vaping Vendors Fear E-Cigarette Tax Will Crush Their Businesses

say the tax will lift the price of one standard 30 milliliter bottle of liquid nicotine from roughly $20 to $30. Critics fear the 67 percent tax rate on vaping could jeopardize small businesses throughout the state, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 25, 2016 20:59
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[California] Tobacco industry misleads in Prop 56 'doctor advertisement'

A recent No on 56 TV ad features a retired doctor ..."Prop 56 diverts 82 percent of the new taxes to line the pockets of wealthy special interests like insurance companies who don't have to help even one more patient,"...We rated its claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Oct 25, 2016 13:21
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[California] LA City Councilmember David Ryu and Korean American Community Leaders Gather to Urge Voters to Support Prop 56 and Combat High Rates of Smoking

Councilmember Ryu was joined by radiation oncologist Dr. Paul Song, the Korean American Coalition (KAC), Korean American Dental Association, Korean Churches for Community Development, California Radiological Society, and Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alli
Yes on 56.org
added Oct 24, 2016 23:40
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[California] African American, Latino and API Communities Stand Up to Tobacco Companies Predatory Tactics

“Our communities are being targeted by Big Tobacco,” said Assemblymember Tony Thurmond. “African Americans smoke more and die more because of the tobacco industry’s deadly products and calculated marketing in our communities. Proposition 56 is a crucial
Yes on 56.org
added Oct 24, 2016 23:39
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[California] The Cost of Lighting Up

Research and anecdotal evidence suggest cigarette taxes can curb smoking, KQED’s April Dembosky has reported. U.S. Census Bureau data shows the cost of a pack of cigarettes in California has generally grown in tandem with a rising cigarette tax, with a c
California Healthline
added Oct 24, 2016 21:12
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[California] Vapers beware: E-cigarettes in line for a big tax increase if Proposition 56 passes

Less examined is a provision under which the booming e-cigarette market would be taxed in California for the first time – and the increase will be huge. E-cigarette liquid containing nicotine could be taxed at a rate as high as 67%, according to state e
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 24, 2016 21:11
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