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[California] WADE: Opponents offer smokescreen arguments against Proposition 56

Their disingenuous arguments against Proposition 56, like it deprives schools of revenue, is another smokescreen from companies with a history of misleading the public. The measure takes no money from education. Their rationale is that since Proposition
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Oct 7, 2016 00:32
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[California] EDITORIAL: Yes on Proposition 52

Even with the fee program, hospitals in the state say they’re still losing a combined $5 billion a year treating Medi-Cal patients. Prop. 52 helps California collect available federal funds to help pay for a safety-net program that now serves one-third o
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:23
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[California] Prop. 56 Offers $2 Per Pack Tax To Pay Smoking-Related Costs

The new revenue would replace old revenue lost due to lower tobacco consumption resulting from tobacco tax increase 5 percent of revenue will pay the costs of administering the tax. $48 million to enforcing tobacco laws $40 million to physician training
KHTS Hometown Station AM 1220 (Canyon Country, CA)
added Oct 7, 2016 00:16
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[California] TORLAKSON: Prop 56 benefits children and schools

the political ads splashing across California’s airwaves don’t fool me, and they shouldn’t fool you. As they have for decades, tobacco companies are using smoke and mirrors instead of facts in many of their contentions about Proposition 56, including tha
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2016 00:15
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[California] FOJTIK: Latest tobacco tax attempt is a giveaway to special interests

The initiative lacks controls to ensure that the tax windfall would actually be dedicated to expanding or improving health coverage for those on Medi-Cal. Prop. 56 would send as much as $1 billion annually to insurance companies and big hospitals that se
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:13
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Editorial: Tobacco tax increase in California is long overdue

The industry fights tax increases so aggressively for a simple reason. Taxes and the programs they fund are amazingly effective at reducing smoking. When California increased the cigarette tax in 1988 by 25 cents a pack to pay for a smoking prevention p
East Bay (CA) Times
added Oct 6, 2016 16:19
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PROP 56: Should California raise the tobacco tax by $2?

Should California make addicts pay, in order to prevent others from falling victim to this addiction? That's the difficult question at the heart of Proposition 56.
KALW (San Francisco, CA)
added Oct 6, 2016 16:18
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[California] Saratoga: Smoking regulations continue city’s smoke-free effort

Saratoga updated the city’s smoking regulations over the summer, essentially prohibiting smoking in almost all open areas. This includes all dining areas, including enclosed or open spaces; in the common areas of all hotels and multifamily developments,
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 6, 2016 16:05
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[California] Swedish Match Opens Pop-Up Snus Store

The Swedish Snus Store opened recently on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Calif., and will be open daily through December 2016. “Our hope was to turn this empty commercial space, which was formerly a dilapidated surf bungalow, into something constructi
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Oct 5, 2016 21:49
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[California] Could Santa Barbara Go Smoke-Free?

The City of Santa Barbara on Tuesday took baby steps toward updating its 14-year-old smoking ordinance, which is out of sync with state law, doesn’t address electronic smoking devices or medical marijuana, and is overall far too lenient, according to the
Santa Barbara (CA) Independent
added Oct 5, 2016 20:08
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