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California Proposition 56, Tobacco Tax Increase (2016)

A "yes" vote favors increasing the cigarette tax to $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increases on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. A "no" vote opposes increasing the cigarette tax to $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increases on other to
added Sep 10, 2016 16:46

California Prop 56: Will Voters Say Yes to $2 Tax Hike on Cigarettes?

“Make no mistake, Proposition 56 will not divert a dime away from schools,” Tom Torlakson, California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, told PolitiFact while speaking about claims that the tax would cheat schools out of money. “Rather, it will rais
added Sep 10, 2016 16:44

ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS: Californians should vote Yes on 56 for public health

once again, voters are being asked to do what legislators have failed to do: raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including increasingly popular nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, with the revenue earmarked for anti-tobacco efforts and hea
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 10, 2016 16:42

[California] Rep. Duncan Hunter wants troops to get free cigars

Congressman says new FDA policy shouldn’t stop tobacco companies from donating tobacco to service members
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Sep 9, 2016 18:14

Big Tobacco Pours Millions Into California Cigarette Tax Fight

The tobacco industry’s outlay of $35.6 million so far means that it has outspent supporters 2-to-1 in donations to defeat the measure, which starting in April would boost the levy to $2.87 a pack. The initiative would generate from $1 billion to $1.4 bill
Bloomberg News
added Sep 9, 2016 16:14

[California] Proposition ignites debate

Locally, county health officials say it’s still too early to know how much, if any, of that new revenue would flow into Ventura County, where 12.2 percent of adults and 13.8 percent of middle school and high school students regularly light up, according
Camarillo Acorn
added Sep 9, 2016 15:59

[California] Smoking-cessation device maker nabs $47.6 million in Series B funding

Chrono Therapeutics, which makes a wearable nicotine-delivery device that helps people stop smoking, this week closed a $47.6 million Series B financing round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Kaiser Permanente's venture capital arm.
San Francisco (CA) Business Times
added Sep 8, 2016 18:11

[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Big to Deceive Voters and Fight State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Tobacco Taxes

the tobacco companies once again are protecting their profits at the expense of kids and lives. Voters across the country should reject the industry’s lies and support genuine efforts to protect children from tobacco addiction and save lives.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 8, 2016 03:45

[California] Oxnard approves ban on smoking in most outdoor areas

Smoking and vaping will be banned in parks, beaches, bus stops, farmers markets and many other outdoor areas of Oxnard after the City Council on Tuesday approved such an ordinance.
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Sep 7, 2016 17:51

[California] Foes of tobacco-tax hike pour millions into campaign

In August alone, the tobacco industry poured $20 million into fighting Proposition 56, which would increase the state’s tax on cigarettes for the first time since 1999 to $2.87 per pack, up from the current 87 cents, and impose comparable increases on ot
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Sep 7, 2016 16:59
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