Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

(By Pauline Bartolone for California Healthline)

At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightforward.

Proposition 56 would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2 and tax e-cigarettes for the first time. Proponents say the higher price would prevent kids from smoking and lower health care spending because people won’t suffer as much from tobacco-related illness. Continue reading article here…..

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, a service of the California Health Care Foundation.”

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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