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[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] 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] EDITORIAL: Yes on Proposition 52

Even with the fee program, hospitals in the state say they’re still losing a combined $5 billion a year treating Medi-Cal patients. Prop. 52 helps California collect available federal funds to help pay for a safety-net program that now serves one-third o
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:23
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[California] Prop. 56 Offers $2 Per Pack Tax To Pay Smoking-Related Costs

The new revenue would replace old revenue lost due to lower tobacco consumption resulting from tobacco tax increase 5 percent of revenue will pay the costs of administering the tax. $48 million to enforcing tobacco laws $40 million to physician training
KHTS Hometown Station AM 1220 (Canyon Country, CA)
added Oct 7, 2016 00:16
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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
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[UK] Service to help smokers quit in Somerset axed

A support service to help people quit smoking in Somerset is to stop a year early due to funding cuts by the county council. The authority, which is facing a £24m overspend, said the £470,000 a year service will stop at the end of March. The council will
BBC Online
added Oct 6, 2016 15:52
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[UK] Cutting stop smoking services 'a false economy' according to Harrow MP

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, said Harrow Council should “carefully consider the consequences of its actions” before going ahead with the move. “Closing these services, which help thousands of smokers in Harrow to quit successfully eve
Ealing Times (uk)
added Oct 6, 2016 15:51
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Azerbaijan subsidizes tobacco manufacturers

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has issued an order on providing state support to development of tobacco-growing. APA reports that AZN 0.05 will be paid in subsidy to the tobacco manufacturers for each 1 kg of dry tobacco and 10 kg of wet tobacco s
Azeri-Press Agency (APA) (az)
added Oct 5, 2016 22:00
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