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[California] Can Higher Cigarette Taxes Create Smoke-Free States?

Studies show that sin taxes do reduce the number of smokers -- but only if the tax is high enough. A 2014 report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that a 10 percent price increase in tobacco products generally results in a 3 to 7 perc
Governing Magazine
added Oct 5, 2016 01:27
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[California] SWISLEY: Another View: Things to know about Proposition 56 – Tobacco Tax

People who support Prop 56 say it reduces tobacco-related healthcare costs and helps pay those costs. People who oppose Prop 56 say insurance companies will be paid more to treat the same people they treat today on Medi-Cal.
Auburn (CA) Journal
added Oct 4, 2016 14:42
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How the campaign against tobacco tax says it affects California schools / The tobacco tax campaign that's not about tobacco

“Not one penny goes to improve our kids’ schools,” the television ad says... Prop. 56 does not take any money away from the state’s education system. It provides about $20 million a year to anti-smoking programs in schools. So how do opponents of Prop.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 3, 2016 21:49
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GLANTZ: Campaign for California Tobacco Tax (Prop 56) hits the right tone in its media campaign

the Yes side launched a new, well-conceived and well-executed ad (“Trust”) that exposes and engages the industry while making the affirmative case for raising the tobacco tax. The yes campaign also reoriented its website to directly confront the industr
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 2, 2016 13:35
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[California] New Yes on 56 Ad Exposes Tobacco Industry’s Unscrupulous Tactics

asks voters who they trust: Tobacco companies who prey on kids, spending billions to market their deadly products and tens of millions lying to Californians about the tobacco tax initiative, or the education groups, cancer groups and pediatricians who sup
Yes on 56.org
added Oct 2, 2016 02:22
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[California] Expanded non-smoking law goes into effect in Sunnyvale

The updated ordinance prohibits smoking in all outdoor areas where food or drinks are consumed, within 25 feet of the doors and windows of buildings and within 25 feet of service areas such as bus stops. The limits also prohibit smoking at public events
KRON 4 (San Francisco, CA)
added Oct 2, 2016 01:41
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EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Proposition 56 to raise California's too-low tobacco tax

The battle to pass Proposition 56 will be tough, as always, because of the power of the tobacco lobby, which already is making deceptive claims like this one: ‘Prop 56 cheats schools out of at least $600 million per year.’
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 30, 2016 21:47
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[California] Los Angeles Times Endorses Proposition 56

a string of major newspaper endorsements for Prop 56: Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and East Bay Times. The Ventura County Star, which
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 30, 2016 21:45
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[California] LEVIN: How would the Prop. 56 tobacco tax really affect poor smokers?

So why do we have few smokers if tobacco is relatively cheap? Public health experts credit California’s low smoking rate partly to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and other initiatives, such as banning workplace smoking and being the first state to ban
CALmatters
added Sep 30, 2016 21:39
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[California] Locals weigh in on cigarette tax hike on November ballot

"I think that, for me, it might help me to quit," said Brooke Brouett. Cigars, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes with nicotine would also be hit with the tax hike. "I think it will definitely cause people to smoke a little less or think more ab
KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:36
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