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Did money buy California ballot measure contests?

opened up their wallets again to the tune of $71.3 million to try to fend off a $2 tax hike under Proposition 56. The tobacco industry lost, 64 percent to 36 percent, to a campaign with less than half as much money. Outside factors, such as the Legislat
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 18, 2016 15:31
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Anti- Smoking campaigners question the financial request from the Ceylon Tobacco Company

The government is accused of making an unethical decision on its fight against tobacco and alcohol consumption by seeking a donation of 500 million rupees from the Ceylon Tobacco company, as per a proposal in budget 2017.
Hiru News (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:47
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[Colorado, North Dakota] California Voters Pass Steep Tobacco Tax Hike

But industry-funded "no" messaging in Colorado and North Dakota carried the day, perhaps because -- unlike in California, where proponents spent more than $30 million pushing the measure -- backers of the tax hikes in those states failed to mount signifi
MedPage Today
added Nov 11, 2016 20:51
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[Missouri] GLANTZ: Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Lesson learned: It costs ‘enough’ to beat Big Tobacco Big Tobacco killed similar tax proposals in Colorado ($1.75 a pack; 46 percent yes) and North Dakota (44 cents; 45 percent) by outspending proponents by a factor of six. The lesson: You don’t have t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:53
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Tobacco industry eyes California proposition to raise cigarette tax

Herzog said the big Election Day concerns for the manufacturers are the potential that a successful California proposition encourages other left-leaning states to follow suit, and the possibility, though slim, of Republicans losing control of the U.S. Ho
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 8, 2016 19:38
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[Colorado] PLUNKETT: What cigarettes tell us about rigged systems

Big Tobacco pumped nearly $20 million into the race to defeat Amendment 72, you have to admit that cigarettes are among the most corrupting and dangerous examples...Talk about something being rigged: ...we ought to remember that it is our corporate cultur
Denver (CO) Post
added Nov 5, 2016 14:04
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[Missouri] Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

"It was basically, 'It's my way or the highway.' So we took the highway," Rallo says. "And when you're going down the highway, you might pick up an interesting companion." That "interesting companion" is tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Since December of 20
KSMU (Springfield, MO)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:46
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[California, Colorado, North Dakota] Big Tobacco Spends $100M to Defeat State Tax Hikes

"In California it is definitely a fairer fight," Schachter said. "In Colorado and North Dakota the opposition is swamping us in terms of spending. It is certainly a more challenging climate in these two states, but we are seeing a lot of support."
MedPage Today
added Nov 4, 2016 22:26
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[California, Colorado, North Dakota] Tobacco Companies Spend Nearly $100 Million to Mislead Voters And Oppose State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Tobacco Taxes

The huge sums they are spending against these initiatives represent an investment to preserve the pipeline of kids the industry needs to survive. In California, tobacco companies, led by Altria/Philip Morris and Reynolds American/R.J. Reynolds, have now
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 2, 2016 20:07
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[California] The tobacco tax fight is different this time around, and the $100 million on campaign spending is only part of it

Never before have tobacco companies spent so much trying to defeat a cigarette tax hike in California. The $71 million raised by opponents of this year’s Proposition 56, which would add a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes, to date tops the industry’s totals
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 1, 2016 14:34
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