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[California] MOORE: Prop. 56 is another tax hike for special interests

Taxes will go up, but a smaller share of state revenue will go to schools. Brilliant. And in direct defiance of California voters’ desire that increases in state revenues include a significant share going to schools.
Bakersfield (CA) Californian
added Oct 7, 2016 00:44
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[California] HARKEY: Special interests would be winners with Prop. 56

The special interests who spent millions to get the initiative on the ballot want us to think it’s all about helping people stop smoking, but the fact is the vast majority of the money from the new tax will go straight into the coffers of those special in
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2016 00:42
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[California] GIWARGIS: Ad against Prop. 56 claiming it ‘cheats’ schools is deceptive

IS IT TRUE? The ad is shamelessly deceptive. Of the up to $1.4 billion the tobacco tax is expected to generate in its first year, roughly $20 million is pegged for “school programs” to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco by young people, according to t
Los Angeles Daily News
added Oct 7, 2016 00:35
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[California] WADE: Opponents offer smokescreen arguments against Proposition 56

Their disingenuous arguments against Proposition 56, like it deprives schools of revenue, is another smokescreen from companies with a history of misleading the public. The measure takes no money from education. Their rationale is that since Proposition
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Oct 7, 2016 00:32

[California] TORLAKSON: Prop 56 benefits children and schools

the political ads splashing across California’s airwaves don’t fool me, and they shouldn’t fool you. As they have for decades, tobacco companies are using smoke and mirrors instead of facts in many of their contentions about Proposition 56, including tha
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2016 00:15
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[California] FOJTIK: Latest tobacco tax attempt is a giveaway to special interests

The initiative lacks controls to ensure that the tax windfall would actually be dedicated to expanding or improving health coverage for those on Medi-Cal. Prop. 56 would send as much as $1 billion annually to insurance companies and big hospitals that se
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:13

ALLEN: E-cigs and Joe Camel: To the Washington elite, we’re all children

politicians and bureaucrats and their media allies are attempting to do to e-cigs what they did to tobacco. In the case of tobacco, their targets largely deserved what happened to them. But as we’ve learned before, violators of the Constitution never stop
Capital Research Center
added Oct 6, 2016 16:41

Is It O.K. to Find Sexual Satisfaction Outside Your Marriage? The Ethicist

I am concerned that he has placed the whole family at risk in the event that he develops a tobacco-­related illness after having become insured at nonsmoker rates.... If it came out that your son-in-law deceived his insurance company, you might raise the
New York Times
added Oct 6, 2016 16:21

[India] da Costa e Silva: Will tobacco industry interference cause lack of transparency at global event?

We cannot sit at the negotiating table with the people who caused this global disaster because one thing is crystal clear - this industry lies.... COP7 will, I believe, send an unequivocal message to the tobacco peddlers. The world understands who you are
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:19

[UK, USA] FAIRCHILD: The Real Reason Why E-Cigarettes Can't Help More American Smokers

the UK organizations have focused on populations in immediate, certain danger: smokers themselves. In the US, in sharp contrast, federal agencies have remained staunchly opposed, not only because of precaution, but also because of a focus on a different
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:14
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