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California Prop 29


AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tobacco tax supporters want a recount of ballots in parts of Los Angeles County to see if California's barely-defeated Propositi...

Tobacco Tax Trails By A Razor-Thin Margin

AP | By HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.19.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two weeks after California elections, a closely watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco in the nation's most populous stat...

This Proposition Has The Tobacco Industry Spending Millions

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.05.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Early election returns showed Californians divided Tuesday on whether to slap an additional $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and othe...

Aaron Sankin

Willie Brown: Controversial Cigarette Tax Will Help Smugglers | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

Willie Brown isn't one to keep his opinions to himself. In his most recent Willie's World column for the San Francisco Chronicle, the former San F...

Want to Bring Down Smoking Rates? Follow the Lead of New York

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

We were encouraged, if not surprised, that the mayor has stepped across the country to California to let Big Tobacco know we will fight them everywhere. It is literally a matter of life and death.

Aaron Sankin

California Ballot Fight Pits Lance Armstrong Against Big Tobacco | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.24.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cycling icon Lance Armstrong has, at various points in his life, played the parts of both David and Goliath. In his most recent fight...

Governor Removes Controversial Doctor From Anti-Cigarette Tax Ads

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco

Bowing to pressure from anti-smoking advocates, California Governor Jerry Brown has removed from a state health board a doctor who appeared in a contr...