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[California, Michigan] More campuses have smoking bans -- but do they work?

whereas Cal State is hoping a system-wide ban will end smoking on campus, other universities with bans are still grappling with how harshly to enforce them, if at all. Michigan State was one of the latest universities to enact a tobacco ban, which took e
USA Today
added Oct 7, 2016 11:11

[California] MOORE: Prop. 56 is another tax hike for special interests

Taxes will go up, but a smaller share of state revenue will go to schools. Brilliant. And in direct defiance of California voters’ desire that increases in state revenues include a significant share going to schools.
Bakersfield (CA) Californian
added Oct 7, 2016 00:44

[California] HILTZIK: The deceptive campaign against Prop. 56 comes from the tobacco industry's old playbook

Supporters of Proposition 56 are hoping that a groundswell of skepticism about the industry, aided by a strong tide of pro-initiative commentary in the press, will put this version over the top. But initiative campaigns seldom lend themselves to nuanced
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 7, 2016 16:43
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[California, North Dakota] HATHAWAY: VIEWPOINT: Tobacco tax hike proposals ignore economic reality

Increasing the price of consumer goods in the name of "public health," especially when using vague pledges such as those now being pushed forward in North Dakota, to create spending programs that don't improve public health is not a proper use of taxpaye
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 7, 2016 11:17

[California] No on 56 Zeiderman Ad: Side-by-Side Refutation (PDF)

I do everything in my power to stop people from smoking but that’s not what Prop. 56 is really about. ...Fact: According to the US Surgeon General, increasing tobacco taxes has led to reduced smoking in every state that has implemented a substantial in
Yes on
added Oct 7, 2016 01:32

[California] Tobacco Companies Persist with Outrageous Claims about Prop 56

California doctors and other medical professionals are denouncing a new lie-filled, tobacco industry-funded ad that continues to propagate dishonest claims that have been extensively and independently discredited. The tobacco-bankrolled campaign against
Yes on
added Oct 7, 2016 01:25

[California] EDITORIAL: From the Publisher: Ballot Propositions Endorsements: Proposition 56: Vote yes

Cigarette tax to fund healthcare, research and law enforcement — Essentially to cover the cost the public bears flowing from tobacco use in our state, which amounts to roughly $3.5 billion per year. Major opposition is the big tobacco companies — Phillip
Malibu (CA) Times
added Oct 7, 2016 00:46
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[California] HARKEY: Special interests would be winners with Prop. 56

The special interests who spent millions to get the initiative on the ballot want us to think it’s all about helping people stop smoking, but the fact is the vast majority of the money from the new tax will go straight into the coffers of those special in
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2016 00:42

[California] EDITORIAL: Proposition 56 will protect children and save lives

This initiative protects our interests by prohibiting bureaucrats and politicians from using the funds raised through this tobacco tax for any purposes other than those explicitly laid out in the proposition. It strictly limits administrative spending to
Fontana (CA) Herald News
added Oct 7, 2016 00:37
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[California] GIWARGIS: Ad against Prop. 56 claiming it ‘cheats’ schools is deceptive

IS IT TRUE? The ad is shamelessly deceptive. Of the up to $1.4 billion the tobacco tax is expected to generate in its first year, roughly $20 million is pegged for “school programs” to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco by young people, according to t
Los Angeles Daily News
added Oct 7, 2016 00:35
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