Under proposition 29, the tax per pack would jump from 87 cents to $1.87.
The initiative\’s sponsors – the Cancer Society, the American Lung
Association and the American Heart Foundation – say it would raise
more than $750m for cancer research and stop 220,000 children from
taking up smoking.
\”Within five years the idea of smoking as a socially tolerated behaviour could simply collapse,\” said Glantz. \”This is a tremendously important fight. It could make California the first state where where the tobacco epidemic has been ended.\”
Currently a pack of cigarettes is $5.10 in California.
$6.22 in Ohio and $11.90 in New York.
Smoking has indeed been vanquished in Ohio and New York, hasn\’t it?