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California Cigarette Tax

Do Cigarette Bans Actually Work?

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 04.16.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California's tobacco prevention program saved $134 billion in health care costs over the last two decades, according to a new st...

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...

Aaron Sankin

Willie Brown: Controversial Cigarette Tax Will Help Smugglers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Separating Fact From Fiction: Why You Should Vote 'Yes' on Prop 29

Sherry Lansing | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Sherry Lansing

If you're still skeptical, here's a primer to help you tease out the facts from the propaganda on the issues of this unnecessarily complicated bill proposing a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes in California.

There's An Election Next Week?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco

On June 5, San Francisco voters will head to the polls and weigh in on a whole host of important issues affecting the daily lives of people both in Sa...

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...

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...

YES on Prop 29: Cut Health Care Costs, Spur the Economy -- and Cure Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

On June 5, Californians will have the opportunity to pass Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act. By adding $1 tax per pack of cigarettes and equivalent tax on other tobacco products, Prop 29 will save an estimated 104,500 lives from premature smoking-caused deaths.

Group Funded By Philip Morris Protests Cigarette Tax Measure

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Christina Jewett | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett Supporters of a proposed $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes argue lives and billions of...