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Is It Time for California to Raise Its Tobacco Tax? (Includes Lesson Plan)

Lesson Plan: The Tobacco Tax Debate (PDF) Proposition 56, one of 17 statewide measures on the ballot this November, would increase the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack, a huge leap from the current rate of 87 cents. The new $2.87 tax would also be le
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Nov 1, 2016 14:35

[California] The tobacco tax fight is different this time around, and the $100 million on campaign spending is only part of it

Never before have tobacco companies spent so much trying to defeat a cigarette tax hike in California. The $71 million raised by opponents of this year’s Proposition 56, which would add a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes, to date tops the industry’s totals
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 1, 2016 14:34

Spending on California ballot measures nears the half-billion mark

Cigarette companies have weighed in with more than $71 million to oppose the tax increase, campaign finance filings with the secretary of State’s office show. On Oct. 6, Philip Morris contributed $5.1 million to the opposition campaign; R.J. Reynolds wr
The Hill
added Nov 1, 2016 14:34

[California] EDITORIAL: Thumbs up: Clearing the air of second-hand smoke in Sonoma

Measure W on Nov. 8 is an opportunity for voters to update Sonoma’s smoking ordinance to better reflect present state laws and public attitudes about tobacco...The Press Democrat recommends a yes vote on Measure W.
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Oct 30, 2016 22:24

[California] Who needs Disick? Kourtney Kardashian looks thrilled partying with Jonathan Cheban at Kanye concert as ex Scott smokes a cigarette solo

Meanwhile, her ex was seen looking morose as he dragged on a cigarette outside a car dealership in Calabasas that same day.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 30, 2016 19:43

[California] Judge Wary of Lawsuit Over Smoking in Movies

At a hearing Thursday, attorneys for the film industry argued that ratings assigned to films are expressions of protected free speech...Judge Richard Seeborg appeared unconvinced that giving a PG or PG-13 rating to films with smoking rose to the level of
Courthouse News
added Oct 29, 2016 16:01

[California] Advocates Use LGBT History Month to Focus On Tobacco Industry's Targeting of Community

With October serving as LGBT history month which includes National Coming Out Day (October 11) groups are using October as an opportunity...Camel has released a mint-flavored product marketed toward the LGBT community as a way for them to “take pride in t
Long Beach (CA) Post
added Oct 29, 2016 14:44

[California] Harris Widens Lead; Marijuana Legalization, Cigarette Tax Ahead in PPIC Poll

Proposition 56, a proposed $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products, is enjoying 56 support despite heavy campaigning against the measure by the tobacco industry, which has poured more than $70 million into defeating the initiative.
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Oct 29, 2016 14:26
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[California] Tobacco take down: Yolo Supervisors formalize antitobacco ban

Flavored tobacco products will soon be removed from rural convenience store shelves due to recent action by Yolo supervisors. The Board approved a ban on the products in a 3-1 vote, with Supervisor Oscar Villegas of West Sacramento dissenting and Superv
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Oct 29, 2016 01:41

[California] Assemblymember Ed Chau, Chinese American Community and Health Leaders Unite to Send Big Tobacco a Message: Stop Lying, Prop 56 Will Save Lives

to discuss the deadly effects tobacco has on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and why Chinese American’s should vote Yes on Prop 56. “The impact of tobacco on our communities is very real; especially for some Asian American groups w
Yes on
added Oct 27, 2016 22:00
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