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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

[California] Jackler, Halpern-Felsher: Prop. 56 will help keep kids from smoking

Big tobacco sponsored ads falsely hype that cigarette tax revenue will go to “special interests.” That’s rich, coming from one of the most powerful special interests in the state. Over the last decade, tobacco companies have spent more $200 million on ca
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 18, 2016 02:30

[California] Video: Mission Smokers Reveal Thoughts On Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase

Mission Local found some smokers around the neighborhood and asked them what they thought about potentially having to shell out additional cash for smokes. The results, as one might imagine, were mixed.
added Oct 18, 2016 02:28

California Newspapers Resoundingly Endorse Proposition 56

In an unprecedented showing of support, nearly every California newspaper has endorsed Proposition 56 and lashed out at the tobacco industry’s relentless lies about the initiative as “scurrilous” and “disingenuous.”
Yes on
added Oct 18, 2016 01:54

[California] San Jose Mayor, City Councilmembers Endorse Prop 56, Stand Up to Deceitful Tobacco Company-Funded Ads

Today San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo joined City Councilmembers Ash Kalra and Magdalena Carrasco, health leaders, and smoking-related illness survivors to stand up to Big Tobacco and denounce the tobacco industry’s dishonest ads against Proposition 56.
Yes on
added Oct 18, 2016 01:46
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