A $1 Cigarette Tax Starts a $47 Million Fight in California

A ballot initiative to impose a new $1-a-pack cigarette tax to finance cancer research has provoked a $47 million storm of advertisements, overwhelmingly financed by the tobacco industry, which is outspending proponents by nearly four to one to defeat the biggest threat it has faced in California in more than a decade.
June 4, 2012

A ballot initiative to impose a new $1-a-pack cigarette tax to finance cancer research has provoked a $47 million storm of advertisements, overwhelmingly financed by the tobacco industry, which is outspending proponents by nearly four to one to defeat the biggest threat it has faced in California in more than a decade.

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