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California Proposition 29

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...

Forget Wisconsin: Why California's Cigarette Tax Is The Big Money Story This Week

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

A California ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes by a dollar per pack failed Tuesday. 50.8 percent of voters opposed the initiative compared to 49.2 percent who favored the tax, which would raise money for cancer research and anti-smoking projects for kids.

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...

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.

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...