Monday, March 12, 2012


quote from here

Did you know nearly 1 out of 2 Californians born today will get cancer at some time in their life? Prop 29 will dedicate almost $585m every year to advancing diagnosis and treatment. It's natural to wonder where that money will come from.

It will come from an additional $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes. Nothing else.

The opposition to Yes on 29 will never mention where the additional tax is coming from. The opposition  wants us to believe all Californians will be paying higher taxes. However, unless you purchase a pack of cigarettes you will not be affected by the $1 increase.

And even if you do purchase a pack of cigarettes, wouldn't you still hope for a cure for cancer?

The additional $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes will go directly to cancer research.

You can read the full text of the ballot measure here. Statistics taken from

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