Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I needed this today. Turns out not everyone thinks that raising the tax on cigarettes by $1 is an ingenious idea (read this article and leave a comment supporting YES on 29 please). And they are believing the lies tobacco creates.

Two weeks ago the President of the California Medical Association said,

As the President of the California Medical Association (CMA), which represents 35,000 physicians in all modes of practice and specialties across California, I join my colleagues in expressing disappointment with the television and radio advertising currently on the air suggesting that physicians oppose Proposition 29. That is simply not true.
Earlier this year, CMA’s 50 member Board of Trustees voted without objection to support Prop 29 because our organization strongly believes in protecting public health. This initiative will provide vital funding to make advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, heart disease and other smoking-related illnesses – all goals California doctors fully support.

Use common sense - tobacco companies stand to lose billions of dollars - do you really think they won't pull out all the stops trying to confuse and deceive voters?  Prop. 29 makes sense in every aspect.  Anyone posting messages to the contrary should clearly make reference to the actual full legal text of Prop 29, rather than making vague and clearly incorrect statements about its intentions and how the cancer research will be funded.

 Do what is right in this election. Vote for a cure. Vote to keep cigarettes away from our children. Vote to raise the price of cigarettes and lower the amount of second hand smoke in California. Vote YES on Prop 29!

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