American Cancer Society: Big Tobacco Loses Again!
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's resounding defeat of Proposition 28 the voters of California have once again handed Big Tobacco a Big Loss. Sustaining the 50-cent tax per pack of cigarettes will decrease youth smoking, maintain th
The monies derived from the tax will now continue to flow to the state and county commissions which have the sole authority to determine the most appropriate use of these funds in furthering the goals approved by passage of Proposition 10 in 1998.
With this big win against big tobacco, we prevented a roll-back in California's tobacco tax and preserved the voters right to pass future initiatives raising tobacco taxes.
The coalition partners are ecstatic in the knowledge that cigarettes will NOT be cheaper.