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[California] Essential Politics: Tobacco companies claim proponents of cigarette tax will 'use the new revenue to enrich their top executives'

the No on Proposition 56 campaign contends that the doctors and health insurance groups financing the initiative wrote it to avoid external oversight over the money going to low-income patient care. “They even exempted themselves from the new audit requi
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 21, 2016 00:21

Western Dental Joins California Health Leaders Supporting Proposition 56

Western Dental, which has more than 160 California offices, joins a broad alliance of Proposition 56 supporters that includes physicians, educators, health care advocates, and organizations such as California Dental Association, California Medical Associ
PR Newswire
added Oct 20, 2016 23:55

[California] Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula, Local Doctors and Health Advocates Endorse Prop 56, Stand Up to Deceitful Tobacco Company-Funded Ads

“I’m supporting Prop 56 to protect kids and save lives,” said Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula. “As an emergency room physician, I saw the worst of what tobacco did to people, because many came to the emergency room gravely sick. Their immune systems
Yes on
added Oct 20, 2016 21:24

[California] SKELTON: Capitol Journal The tobacco industry's strategy to kill a new statewide cigarette tax: Blow a lot of smoke

what they’re spewing is so disingenuous and hypocritical it’s a joke. The cigarette makers are bellyaching about the “wealthy special interests” — doctors, dentists, hospitals, health insurers — who are trying to “tax grab” on the Nov. 8 ballot. What’s b
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 20, 2016 13:33

Why business groups aren't fighting California's tobacco and income tax hike initiatives

“This isn’t something that we’re taking on for self-interested, bottom-line reasons,” said Micah Weinberg, president of the research arm of the Bay Area Council business group. “We think that stopping youth smoking is an important thing to do.”
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 20, 2016 13:31
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[California] Proposed $2 cigarette tax sparks fear of sale of “loosies”

Oakland store workers are worried about the steep price hike...their main concerns are actually the unintended consequences of the measure, like increases in cigarette theft and illegal sales of single cigarettes, that will also undercut their bottom line
Oakland (CA) North
added Oct 19, 2016 20:53

RJ Reynolds Wants Higher Tobacco Taxes in Missouri, But Not California. Weird.

That strange juxtaposition is the focus of a brand-new ad paid for by opponents of Amendment 3, the big new tobacco tax proposal on Missouri ballots next month as "Raise Your Hand for Kids." The ad highlights the tobacco giant's contrary positions on the
St. Louis (MO) Riverfront Times
added Oct 18, 2016 14:57

California Voters Asked to Triple Tobacco Tax

The undying Californian tax debate has renewed itself in the form of Proposition 56, which asks voters to approve a $2 per pack tax hike and become just the fifth state to tax e-cigarettes. Golden State voters rejected tobacco tax increases in
Courthouse News
added Oct 18, 2016 14:56

4 things the pro and anti campaigns want to you know about California's proposed tobacco tax hike

Larry Mantle hosted a debate with Robb Korinke of the Yes on 56 campaign and Beth Miller of the No on 56 campaign. Here are four things they want you to know about the controversial ballot measure:
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
added Oct 19, 2016 16:47
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GARZA: California's big butt problem

Should it pass (and it should), the Prop. 56 money could be used on tobacco public education campaigns that include anti-butt-littering messages. I suggest a campaign targeting people like my neighbors and their friends who I assume simply don’t realize
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 18, 2016 14:59
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