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Why the cost of cigarettes just went up in California

Smokers can thank California voters, who on Nov. 8, voted yes on Proposition 56 — the biggest tax on cigarettes since the state began taxing them in 1959. The money will be used to administer the tax, augment Medi-Cal and fund more doctors, prevention pr
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Apr 1, 2017 11:42
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VIDEO: 'I'm Quitting': Impact of California's new $2-a-pack tax hike

smokers and store owners say it'll take a hit on sales. For many, it's motivation to finally quit smoking.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 1, 2017 11:40
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[California] CA smokers stock up on cigarettes before tax hike

“Some people came yesterday and bought 40 cartons, and 20 cartons, and some people 10 cartons,” Gihan Rodrigo with Cigarette’s & More said.... Starting Saturday, a carton holding 10 packs will amount to an additional $28.70 per carton. “You know we pay
KCRA Ch. 3 (Sacramento, CA)
added Apr 1, 2017 11:37
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New California cigarette tax rate increase is no joke

April Fool’s Day will greet smokers with a cigarette tax rate increase that will take a big bite out of their wallets. The new cigarette tax rate increase will see the state tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes jump from 87 cents to $2.87, with the tax includi
Victor Valley (CA) Press
added Apr 1, 2017 11:35
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[California] Cigarettes go up $2 a pack on Saturday

When lifelong cigarette smokers Richard Rosas and Manny Mendoza confronted the reality of a $2-a-pack tax hike — set to split their wallets on Saturday — they both said it seemed like the right time to finally quit. “I’ve been thinking about it,” Rosas
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Apr 1, 2017 11:26
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[California] Tobacco Users Trying to Quit Ahead of April 1 $2 Tax Increase

California’s tobacco control program will receive an estimated $120 million annually from the new tax, which will go to re-invigorate the state’s successful tobacco prevention and education program that has been credited with averting more than a million
KMIR6 (Palm Desert, CA)
added Mar 31, 2017 23:21
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Dealing With California's New Cigarette Tax

“The tax increase is just now starting to sink in for smokers and retailers,” said Faulkner, sales and marketing director for Jaco Oil and its 54 Fastrip Food Stores, Bakersfield, Calif. “We are seeing a few customers load up on their favorite smokes; h
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 31, 2017 22:54
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California cigarette tax, more money blown

Ballu Singh, the owner of Stanley’s on Cartmill Avenue in Tulare, said people who have the money will pay without hesitation and those who don’t have the money will still buy it, it will just hurt them a little more. He also said people who can't afford
Visalia (CA) Times-Delta
added Mar 31, 2017 18:44
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[California] Think cigarettes cost too much? Wait until Saturday

As California's new cigarette tax jumps by $2 a pack on April 1, smokers and store owners say it'll take a hit on sales. For many, it's motivation to finally quit smoking.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 31, 2017 18:35
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[California] Big tax on cigarettes arrives Saturday. Will it help smokers kick the habit?

A big, new tax on cigarettes sold in California ignites Saturday, and Fresno County, a place where people like to smoke, will feel the heat. More than 22 percent of county adult residents smoke, compared to 12 percent nationwide, according to the latest
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Mar 31, 2017 01:58
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