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Stop the Special Interest Tax Grab today announced launching a 30-second television ad, which informs voters that just 13 percent of the new tax revenue generated by Prop. 56 would go to help people stop smoking or keep kids from ever starting. The majori
No on 56 – Stop the Special Interest Tax Grab
added Oct 8, 2016 15:49

[California] New Yes on 56 Ad Calls out Big Tobacco’s Smoke and Lies

Steyer, whose mother was a long-time smoker and died of lung cancer. “I refuse to stand by as Big Tobacco continues its campaign of smoke and lies in an effort to mislead and confuse California voters. Voters need to know that Prop 56 will save lives and
Yes on
added Oct 8, 2016 15:48

Californians consider taxing e-cigarettes

Anti-smoking advocates say the vapor liquids that come in candy flavors in e-cigarettes with labels featuring minions and friendly cartoon characters like Tinkerbell are being marketed to young people with the intention of hooking a new generation on ni
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2016 14:48
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[California] Hispanic chamber doesn’t oppose tobacco tax hike after all

In a pair of television ads, tobacco companies say the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce oppose a $2 cigarette tax increase on the November ballot. But on Thursday the chamber asked the campaign to remove its name from the spots, saying it hasn’t
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Oct 7, 2016 23:09

[California] HILTZIK: The deceptive campaign against Prop. 56 comes from the tobacco industry's old playbook

Supporters of Proposition 56 are hoping that a groundswell of skepticism about the industry, aided by a strong tide of pro-initiative commentary in the press, will put this version over the top. But initiative campaigns seldom lend themselves to nuanced
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 7, 2016 16:43
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[California] Steyer stars in Proposition 56 television ad

Billionaire Tom Steyer is featured in the latest television advertisement in favor of Proposition 56...argues the new tax will reduce youth smoking and highlights increased spending on healthcare...The new ad comes as the tobacco industry is dominating th
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 7, 2016 11:20
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[California, North Dakota] HATHAWAY: VIEWPOINT: Tobacco tax hike proposals ignore economic reality

Increasing the price of consumer goods in the name of "public health," especially when using vague pledges such as those now being pushed forward in North Dakota, to create spending programs that don't improve public health is not a proper use of taxpaye
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 7, 2016 11:17

[California, Michigan] More campuses have smoking bans -- but do they work?

whereas Cal State is hoping a system-wide ban will end smoking on campus, other universities with bans are still grappling with how harshly to enforce them, if at all. Michigan State was one of the latest universities to enact a tobacco ban, which took e
USA Today
added Oct 7, 2016 11:11

[California] No on 56 Zeiderman Ad: Side-by-Side Refutation (PDF)

I do everything in my power to stop people from smoking but that’s not what Prop. 56 is really about. ...Fact: According to the US Surgeon General, increasing tobacco taxes has led to reduced smoking in every state that has implemented a substantial in
Yes on
added Oct 7, 2016 01:32

[California] Tobacco Companies Persist with Outrageous Claims about Prop 56

California doctors and other medical professionals are denouncing a new lie-filled, tobacco industry-funded ad that continues to propagate dishonest claims that have been extensively and independently discredited. The tobacco-bankrolled campaign against
Yes on
added Oct 7, 2016 01:25
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