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[California] Jackler, Halpern-Felsher: Prop. 56 will help keep kids from smoking

Big tobacco sponsored ads falsely hype that cigarette tax revenue will go to “special interests.” That’s rich, coming from one of the most powerful special interests in the state. Over the last decade, tobacco companies have spent more $200 million on ca
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 18, 2016 02:30

[California] Video: Mission Smokers Reveal Thoughts On Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase

Mission Local found some smokers around the neighborhood and asked them what they thought about potentially having to shell out additional cash for smokes. The results, as one might imagine, were mixed.
added Oct 18, 2016 02:28

California Newspapers Resoundingly Endorse Proposition 56

In an unprecedented showing of support, nearly every California newspaper has endorsed Proposition 56 and lashed out at the tobacco industry’s relentless lies about the initiative as “scurrilous” and “disingenuous.”
Yes on
added Oct 18, 2016 01:54

[California] San Jose Mayor, City Councilmembers Endorse Prop 56, Stand Up to Deceitful Tobacco Company-Funded Ads

Today San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo joined City Councilmembers Ash Kalra and Magdalena Carrasco, health leaders, and smoking-related illness survivors to stand up to Big Tobacco and denounce the tobacco industry’s dishonest ads against Proposition 56.
Yes on
added Oct 18, 2016 01:46

[California] WILLIAMS: Black Health Experts Call on Obama to Use His Bully Pulpit on the Issue of Menthol Cigarettes

In a bold move, last week a group of African American activists including a number of doctors and other health care professionals reignited discussion on this important and relevant issue when it penned a letter to the president and described the use of
The Black Voice News (Riverside, CA)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:01

[California] Everything you need to know about Prop. 56 which aims to tax vapers

California’s legislative analyst and the state’s finance director say Proposition 56 could raise $1 billion to $1.4 billion in state revenue by the 2017-2018 year, with potentially lower annual revenues over time. The measure calls for that money to go
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 17, 2016 19:00

SATEL: California ballot choices: to protect porn stars but not smokers?

There is near-unanimous consensus in the scientific community that e-cigarettes are less hazardous than combustible tobacco, by around 95 percent. But if you were to look to the California Department of Public Health for guidance, you’d never know it. Th
American Enterprise Institute
added Oct 17, 2016 18:14

If California's 21-and-up smoking law is a success, other states may follow suit

With many watching what happens in California, the state has become a national test case for a 21-and-up smoking law — one that could have major implications for dozens of places now considering similar legislation. Needham, Mass., raised its smoking ag
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 17, 2016 17:56

[California] CUSHING: Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em

We all pay for smoking, whether we partake or not. Here’s a case where ‘less’ of it really is ‘more’ beneficial to Californians. I’ll vote Yes on 56.
Pleasanton (CA) Weekly
added Oct 17, 2016 05:01

A $2.00 per pack increase in the tobacco excise tax will reduce smoking, save billions in healthcare expenditures, and create thousands of California jobs (PDF)

Smoking prevalence in California will be more than 2 percentage points lower in 2020 with the tobacco tax increase • In 2020 just 7.1% of California adults will smoke, and the remaining smokers will smoke less • Smoking rates drop quickly because of the
added Oct 16, 2016 15:16
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