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Prop 29

RECOUNT!

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...

CA's Cigarette Tax: The Votes Are In

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research has failed by less than a percentage poin...

Kathleen Miles

A Few Surprises In CA & LA Election Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles

The biggest news in California's presidential primary election Tuesday? That an initiative to impose a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes appears to have l...

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...

A Vote to Save Lives

Lance Armstrong | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Lance Armstrong

The California Cancer Research Act -- known as Proposition 29 -- would raise the state tobacco tax by $1 to fund more than $500 million each year in lifesaving research on cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, help keep cigarettes out of the hands of children and save the state more than $5 billion in long-term health care costs related to tobacco use.

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.

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

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...

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.