Imposes additional $1.00 per pack tax on cigarettes and an equivalent tax increase on other tobacco products. Revenues fund research for cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Fiscal Impact: Net increase in cigarette excise tax revenues of about $735 million annually by 2013-14 for certain research and tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Other state and local revenue increases amounting to tens of millions of dollars annually.
Popular Vote Results
Y:2,568,715; A:49.8; N:2,592,791; B:50.2
Dr. Clifford C. Eke, M.D., President, American Cancer Society, California Division.
Teresa Casazza, President, California Taxpayers Association
Rebuttal Against Author
Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, M.D., Director, Women's Cancer Program, Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
IMPOSES ADDITIONAL TAX ON CIGARETTES FOR CANCER RESEARCH. California Proposition 29 (2012).