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[California] EDITORIAL: Our Voice: Act on anti-smoking laws

legislators should take a pass on calls for raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco. The strong financial disincentive that would stem from higher taxes on cigarettes and e-cigarettes would make any current and would-be users think long and hard ab
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Jan 23, 2016 21:42

[California] Adding up costs of smoking

Here’s the breakdown — for the smokes, you pay $101,917 over a lifetime; financial opportunity lost, $963,737; health-care cost, $182,119; income loss, $250,875; collateral expense, $13,871.
Lompoc (CA) Record
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05

Vape industry decries proposed California tobacco tax initiative ($$)

A coalition of health experts and advocates, as well as the state’s public schools superintendent, on Wednesday launched a petition seeking to get a new tobacco tax initiative on the November ballot.
Imperial Valley (CA) Press
added Jan 23, 2016 14:30

[California] American Canyon bans tobacco, e-cigarette stores

City leaders decided this week to keep it this way by adopting an ordinance that prohibits such businesses from opening in town. Tuesday’s decision was the first of two votes on the ordinance. The council intends to bring the matter back at its next mee
Napa Valley (CA) Register
added Jan 22, 2016 23:46

[California] The Riggs Report: A smoking ballot fight

Almost 600,000 valid voter signatures will be needed to meet the ballot threshold. It's always possible that a deal could still be hatched in the Legislature to raise the cigarette tax, causing sponsors to take a detour from that straight road and abando
KCRA Ch. 3 (Sacramento, CA)
added Jan 21, 2016 16:38

[California] Coalition Launches Campaign To Put $2 Tobacco Tax Hike on Ballot

In 2012, voters rejected a $1-per-pack tax hike. Supporters lost the vote by four-tenths of a percentage point. During that effort, tobacco companies outspent supporters of the ballot initiative by nearly 4-to-1
California Healthline
added Jan 21, 2016 16:36
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[California] Video: Tom Steyer says his mother smoked three packs a day

Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jan 21, 2016 16:33

[California] VIDEO: Coalition launches petition to take tobacco tax to November ballot

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and Democratic Sen. Richard Pan spoke about the evils of cigarettes and vaporizers Tuesday at C.K. McClatchy High School as they joined a coalition of medical and labor groups to launch a petition for a ballot meas
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jan 21, 2016 16:33
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[California] VIDEO: Tobacco tax proposal targets e-cigarettes

Health care advocates kicked off a new campaign Wednesday that would not only add a $2 surcharge to a pack of cigarettes, but also tax e-cigarettes and vaping products containing nicotine as well. Vaping lovers said they hate the prospect of paying more
KCRA Ch. 3 (Sacramento, CA)
added Jan 21, 2016 16:32

[California] AM Alert: Tobacco tax proponents launch signature-gathering drive

The tobacco wars are back in California. Last year, the industry – a growing presence at the Capitol once again after years as a Democratic pariah – helped stop a litany of legislative proposals, including bills that would have raised the smoking age to
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jan 20, 2016 21:21
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