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[California] Editorial, Aug. 28, 2016: Vote yes on Proposition 56, tobacco tax

a tax will whittle away the amount of money the state collects from tobacco sales, because it will mean fewer people are smoking. That’s because tobacco taxes and the health care programs they fund are effective at reducing smoking. This tax will save li
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Aug 28, 2016 08:01
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California’s misguided anti-vaping measure will harm public health

apply comparable levels of taxation to e-cigarettes and most other vaping-related products, is a misguided effort that will harm both public health and consumer choice, according to a new policy short by R Street Western Region Director Steven Greenhut an
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[California] GREENHUT/SMITH: PROP 56: TOBACCO INITIATIVE FAILS TO MAKE CRUCIAL DISTINCTIONS (PDF)

government “bootleggers” are using Prop 56 to attack a less-harmful alternative to smoking in an effort to maintain their tax addiction. They’ve recruited the “Baptist” pleasure police of the anti-tobacco lobby to do their dirty work. The consequence
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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Big Tobacco blowing smoke in claim about California's Prop 56

The claim that Prop 56 "cheats" schools goes too far. It might have been accurate to say the measure exempts most all revenue from going to schools. But the term chosen by No on 56 is misleading. We rate the claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[California] Governor to consider banning smoking near youth sports events

Brown will also get to decide whether to ban smoking within 250 feet of Little League baseball games and other youth sports events. The latest bill was approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Brown, who previously raised the smoking age to 21 a
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Nevada] California Ranks As Least Tax Friendly State

Kiplinger has ranked California the “least tax friendly state.”...Cigarettes are taxed $0.87 per pack and all other tobacco products are taxed at 28% of the wholesale price...Nevada does have a higher cigarette tax ($1.80 per pack)
MyMotherLode.com (Sonora, CA)
added Aug 26, 2016 23:42
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[California] Chronicle recommends: Yes on Prop. 56

We do agree with one point Big Tobacco is making: Passage of Prop. 56 will generate a steadily diminishing revenue stream. This is a good thing. It means fewer people will be smoking. This will save lives, lower the burden on the state budget and help bu
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 26, 2016 17:10
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[California] Tobacco Companies’ Campaign Commits Cyberfraud to Trick Voters

In an illegal and unscrupulous attempt to mislead voters, a public relations firm that works for tobacco companies was redirecting visitors to the web address “YesOnProposition56.org” to a tobacco company-financed site attacking Proposition 56.
Yes on 56.org
added Aug 26, 2016 17:08
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[California] U.S. pharmacies sell cigarettes for less than other stores

Cigarettes are often cheaper at the very place that people shop for health supplies and fill medicine prescriptions, according to a new study in California. “Compared to other types of stores, pharmacies charged customers less for cigarettes, more for bo
Reuters
added Aug 25, 2016 20:08
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[California] Judge ‘Confounded’ Argument Made After $2M Trademark Award ($$)

A California federal judge questioned why a hookah distributor waited to claim it can’t be penalized for allegedly counterfeiting trademarks that weren’t yet registered, but vacated what was left of $1.2 million of a hookah maker’s jury verdict anyway, sa
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 14:22
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