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Proposition 29

Death vs. Taxes: Does One Delay the Other?

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

We're told death and taxes are unavoidable; is it ironic that by not having enough of the latter we get more of the former?

Who Really Pays for Smoking?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Industries that sell products shown to make people sick when used as directed should be held accountable for their true economic and human costs.

Too Close To Call

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Big Tobacco's success in branding a proposed California cigarette tax as a government boondoggle sent a message that could echo in...

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

California Ballot Fight Pits Lance Armstrong Against Big Tobacco

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Taxing Tobacco: Clearing Some Smoke, or, Vote Yes on California Proposition 29

Steve Heilig | Posted 07.21.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

From a public (and private) health point of view, as well as economically, Proposition 29 should be a slam dunk.